Stealing the Catch

Ravens can make complex decisions and even have others do work for them

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+30 1. dave9191 commented 13 years ago

It's amazing how clever some animals are. Like crows who've learnt to drop nuts onto roads, to have cars drive over them to break them open. They even learnt to drop them on crossings, so they can safely get the nuts at red lights.

Nature is amazing when we take the time to learn about it.
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+40 2. soultanos commented 13 years ago

I can find people who can't do that.... :O
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+4 3. kartiksura commented 13 years ago

The fisherman is running as if he is really gonna snatch it back from the bird...
wait a min ... mebbe he just will sell it away ::(|)
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+19 4. mmmendal commented 13 years ago

Here is the video #1 referred to

I go to feed birds when they start to migrate back north in the end of winter (ducks primarily). Our seagulls are quite aggressive and stupid but the crows and ravens are surely the wisest and very patient. It is quite a lot of fun to see similar situations in real life as in the video.
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+5 5. vgsr commented 13 years ago

Intelligence overtrumps Strenght
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+6 6. Kinslayer commented 13 years ago

...and I feared a zombie attack. forget the zombies, Ravens will take over the world :O
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+6 7. c0mmanderKeen commented 13 years ago

Ravens can also deceive each other e.g when faking a hiding place for food :) Very smart birds!
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+35 8. elchupacabra commented 13 years ago

So two ravens were talking:
- Hey, I'm going to steal some food from a stupid bald eagle today. Wanna come ?
- Neah.. I'm going fishing.

True story! :P
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+7 9. TehChillinJuggal commented 13 years ago

damn nature,you intelligent oO
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+24 10. PortugaL26 commented 13 years ago

Not only smart, that raven is a bully and he just owned America's national bird >:)
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+10 11. Marmalady commented 13 years ago

1) Why didn't the eagle fly away with his food? And 2) After the raven took his food, why didn't he eat the raven?
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+3 12. SeanzBeanz commented 13 years ago

I wish the fisherman dove to catch the Raven and then slid into the hole xD
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+14 13. sux2bu commented 13 years ago

It looked as though there was nothing left of the kill but some skin,so no great loss.Ravens are very persistant when they want something. That was probably a Canadian Bald Eagle since it ran instead of fight to keep its food.
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+4 14. max2000 commented 13 years ago

how 'bout that was a female eagle, umm: anyone different opinion 8-)
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+1 15. kingdad commented 12 years ago

Didn't the raven say nevermore? Bad raven, bad raven.