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#8108280 - 09/27/13 Crow kills
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CROW KILLS
Researchers for the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority found over 200 dead crows near greater Boston recently, and there was concern that 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. They discovered that while all the lookout crows could shout "Cah", not a single one could shout "Truck."
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#8108293 - 09/27/13 Re: Crow kills [Re: czech1022]
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Oh man that was bad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm gonna have to tell that to my boys.
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#8108298 - 09/27/13 Re: Crow kills [Re: czech1022]
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#8108511 - 09/27/13 Re: Crow kills [Re: czech1022]
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Registered: 07/15/04
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Loc: Greenville, AL
I actually ran over a crow one day. He was walking down the road going in the same direction as me and evidently he just didn't pay attention until I got over him. He tried to fly but there was a Chevy van overhead. I'd never heard of a crow getting hit by car before.

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