Topic: Crow mystery solved!
Member # 20150
| Posted: 1:11 PM, July 27th (Saturday), 2013|
Researchers for the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority found over 200 dead crows near greater Boston recently, and there was concern they may have died from Avian Flu. A bird pathologist examined the remains of all the crows, and to everyone's relief, confirmed the problem was definitely NOT Avian Flu. The cause of death appeared to be vehicular impacts.
However, during the detailed analysis it was noted that varying colors of paints appeared on the bird's beaks and claws. By analyzing these paint residues it was determined that 98% of the crows had been killed by impact with trucks, while only 2% were killed by an impact with a car.
MTA then hired an ornithological behaviorist to determine if there was a cause for the disproportionate percentages of truck kills versus car kills.
The ornithological behaviorist very quickly concluded the cause: When crows eat road kill, they always have a look-out crow in a nearby tree to warn of impending danger.
The conclusion was that while all the lookout crows could say "Cah", none could say "Truck".
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| Posted: 1:18 PM, July 27th (Saturday), 2013|
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| Posted: 1:20 PM, July 27th (Saturday), 2013|
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| Posted: 1:42 PM, July 27th (Saturday), 2013|
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| Posted: 1:47 PM, July 27th (Saturday), 2013|
Thank God I wasn't drinking anything!
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| Posted: 5:06 PM, July 27th (Saturday), 2013|
I just scared my kids because I burst out laughing...
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| Posted: 5:23 PM, July 27th (Saturday), 2013|
FF, that is funny!!
because the laughing smileys didn't convey that already...
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