Wednesday, October 14, 2009
As the Crow Flies
Whatever. Today I buck conventional wisdom and celebrate the Crow!
Yes, though it's commonly thought of as a pest, you must admit that it can be quite pretty, in a Halloween-ish way.
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Just ignore the fact that many crows love to sink their beaks into freshly dead corpses.
A bird's got to eat, right? Think of crows as part of the earth's clean up crew.
And try not to recall that a group of crows is called a murder.
(Don't you love that? A murder of crows!)
Crows are so complicated. Like their colorful cousins, the parrots, they've been known to mimic the human voice. According to good ole Mr. Wikipedia, we humans may find it hard to tell crows apart, but crows have the ability to recognize us just fine. They can even warn each other about the dangerous ones in our crowd!
Yep, crows are smart. Remember the Crow and the Pitcher?
It's time for me to fly like a crow out of here. I'm taking a few days to visit my parents and hit the North Carolina State Fair! Look out, deep fried twinkies-on-a-stick. Here I come!
Have a beautiful week and weekend and I'll see you Monday!
PS. Take a minute to enjoy this crow animation. It's stunning!