From time to time we see the clever antics of birds and animals featured on television programmes. These birds and animals have usually been trained to do these clever, sometimes cute tricks.
In their natural state birds can be even smarter. The humble crow has long been known here in Australia as being very cunning, often stealing eggs from domestic fowl sheds, much to the annoyance of the owners of the home chooks.
A report from The Times Online service states these interesting things about crows and their cleverness:
CAW! THAT’S SMART
Debbie has left an interesting comment. I decided to copy it into the main body of the text here:
There is a golf course across the road from my block, when I moved in I thought the local golfers were very poor shots as there were heaps of golf balls on my block, I used to pick them up & give them back to the golf club & thats when I learnt about Ã¢â‚¬Ëœcrow eggsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ – it seems the crows steal the balls thinking they are eggs & drop them from height to break them. They have been known to swoop in & take the ball while the game is in play. Daft buggers!
Thanks for that Debbie