25 Jun '12, 12am

6 Scary Truths About Crows (Video) | Care2 Causes

6 Scary Truths About Crows (Video) | Care2 Causes

Maybe you’ve heard some of the dark beliefs: that if you see a crow flapping its wings, it means a big accident is about to happen? Or that if a crow is sitting on top of a house with a red thread in its beak, you should summon the fire department, because the flames aren’t far behind? Crows have also long been associated with death in many cultures, because they often could be found feeding on animal and human remains at battlefields or cemeteries. On the other hand, many American Indian tribes saw the crow as a wise adviser and the spirit of wisdom and the law. At the University of Seattle, a new study by artist Angell and biologist Marzluff has brought together some surprising information on these dark creatures. From The New York Times : • Crows and ravens work together . A pair of ravens at the North Cascades Institute learned to “herd” crossbills down a passageway be...

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