posted on Feb, 13 2011 @ 05:17 PM
I have seen some interesting behavior by crows. I have heard that you will rarely see a crow by itself, there will usually be another one nearby
acting as lookout. If a pair does go out, and one dies, the other crows will kill the surviving crow if he returns to the flock alone.
There was a sick or injured crow in my back yard, walking around, flapping its wings now and then and hopping. It could not take flight though. While
I was watching it wander about, more and more crows showed up. My trees were full of them, watching this crow.
I put a milk crate over the wandering crow, to see how the others would react. They went crazy! They all started screeching and ripping off pieces of
the trees they were on, dropping the small branches to the ground. The best theory I have heard, is that these crows knew the sick/injured bird would
be dying, and got pissed off when I took away their abillity to eat their future meal.
I removed the milk crate and they stopped freaking out. I left after that, and I have no idea what happened to the dying crow.
Another time I saw a couple crows intimidating a squirrel. They got it to run out to the middle of the street - it nearly got hit by a car - nearly
became a meal for those crows.