posted on May, 21 2006 @ 07:01 PM
Great thread! I'm a crow fan as well!
Several years ago I was lving in Seattle working on a music project and crows played a major "walk on role" in every aspect of daily life - they
were simply EVERYWHERE!
Some of the funnier encounters with them :
1.) A co-worker of mine walked a particular route to work every day, and constantly found himself being "dive-bombed" by crows on this one
particular point in his passage. He would come to work almost every day of the week and tell us about his latest "attack" en route. It turns out
the crows had nested in the area and were defending their chicks. The funny thing is, he was under the impression they "were out to get him"
because the attacks were so frequent.
When we jokingly advised him to start carrying a tennis racket with him to work to "fend of his attackers" - he actually took the advice to heart
showed up a work for the rest of the nesting season with a Spaulding UltraLite poking out of his backpack.
2.) My roomate worked at a small pizza place on Alki, near the water. Crows would naturally collect behind his place of business due to all the pizza
crusts in the trash. One day he walked outside and saw a crow hopping around with something shiny in it's beak.
He quietly watched for several moments, and suddenly the crow hopped over to him and dropped the object a few feet from him. Almost like a gift.
It was a small, clear blue marble.
My friend later gave me the marble as a "gift from the Crow King".
I still have it.
3.) I left town for a few weeks to visit family and when I returned, an Native American friend of mine infromed me that while I was gone, there was a
report of a coyote being "chased down first avenue by a very upset crow, in broad daylight."
I took her for her word, even though I know she's a bit mischivious in regards to Native Stories and Parables - crows and coyotes are both
"tricksters" in the Native Stories.
Sill, the resulting imagery was rather funny. First avenue is usually a high traffic area and the event (if it was real) must have elicited quite a
laugh from the crowd down there that day.
If you're a crow fan - I'd highly recommend heading to Seattle if you get the chance and taking a walk around the Capitol Hill area - crows galore,
and some of the funniest and active characters in the district.
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