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Dead Crows
« on: June 06, 2013, 01:16:15 pm »
Researchers at 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 birds’ beaks and claws. By analyzing these paint residues it was determined that 98% of the crows were killed by impact with trucks, while 2% were killed by impact with cars.

MTA then hired an Ornithological Behaviorist to determine if there was a cause for the disproportionate percentage 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 look-out crows could say “Cah”, none could say “Truck.”
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