*Just filmed in 2011, this video demonstrates just how astoundingly smart these birds are
The Crow and the Pitcher
A thirsty Crow found a Pitcher with some water in it, but so little was there that, try as she might, she could not reach it with her beak, and it
seemed as though she would die of thirst within sight of the remedy. At last she hit upon a clever plan. She began dropping pebbles into the Pitcher,
and with each pebble the water rose a little higher until at last it reached the brim, and the knowing bird was enabled to quench her thirst.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
Crows and their relatives the Raven are some of my most favorite creatures in the whole world....