Monday, May 11, 2009

How SMART is a CROW? maybe HE could run the post office!?

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Run the post office? How about the country?

M. Stang

Z said...

GOOD point, 'Stang!

SF

Anonymous said...

Z, this is great. Amazing. It certainly makes one think huh?

We have a bird that talks, and does so in context, so perhaps they're smarter than we gave them credit for.

To watch this crow bend that piece of wire just floors me.

I admit I don't like crows because they steal chicks from other birds' nests, to eat. I've seen them do it. They can be a menace.

However, I must say I have a bit of respect for a bird which can so cleverly fashion and use a tool.

I know people who wouldn't think to do that. Present company excepted of course.

Pris

FJ said...

Aesop, The Crow and the Pitcher

A Crow, half-dead with thirst, came upon a Pitcher which had once been full of water; but when the Crow put its beak into the mouth of the Pitcher he found that only very little water was left in it, and that he could not reach far enough down to get at it. He tried, and he tried, but at last had to give up in despair. Then a thought came to him, and he took a pebble and dropped it into the Pitcher. Then he took another pebble and dropped it into the Pitcher. Then he took another pebble and dropped that into the Pitcher. Then he took another pebble and dropped that into the Pitcher. Then he took another pebble and dropped that into the Pitcher. Then he took another pebble and dropped that into the Pitcher. At last, at last, he saw the water mount up near him, and after casting in a few more pebbles he was able to quench his thirst and save his life.

shoprat said...

Anyone who has spent time near these birds know that they are indeed quite smart animals.

highboy said...

Hell, let him run the country. Probably less debt and less dead babies.

Z said...

Isn't that SO interesting?

FJ...super story there.....leave it to you to know it :-)

Highboy, you're using the baby's hand as an avatar..how wonderful!

Pasadena Closet Conservative said...

He's got my vote!

He didn't even need a teleprompter to figure it out.

Chuck said...

That was bizzare. As far as the post office, I say check it's tax history. It may qualify for a cabinet post.

Miradena said...

Funny, Z - I used to think Obama was a bird brain - until I saw such intelligence in that video.
My apologies to the crow....;)

Zack R said...

Ducky hasn't commented yet so I'll fill in for him:

Don't you conservative idiots know that the crow has been used as a RACIAL SLUR for African-Americans? Yet here you go, nominating this bird for president in a kind of cowardly, half-hidden attempt to insult our first African-American Commander-in-Chief. Everything you do and say bespeaks your latent RACISM; thank goodness I'm here, with the wisdom to see and expose your depravity.

Z said...

WHAT fabulous comments!! (why I blog!)

Miradena, RIGHT!

Zack....Oh, my GOSH! ALert the politically correct police!!
That is HILARIOUS!