Crows Fear Death

Crow death creepy

In what may be the creepiest science experiment ever, researchers donned latex masks to find out why crows gather around their dead. The reason for the masks is because crows never forget a face, and the scientists involved weren't keen on getting harassed by angry corvids. Not only did the researchers scare the bejeesus out of a local man walking his dog, but they discovered that crows know what death is -- and they fear it. The evidence keeps stacking up for the remarkable intelligence of this much misunderstood and maligned bird. In fact, crows are as smart as a 7-year-old human child.

Read more at BBC Earth. Photo credit: Kaeli Swift/BBC.

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Robin_Shadowes's picture
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Bill Nighy says it the best. ;)

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LastLoup's picture
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I adore ravens. The ravens at my beach recognize me and when I look for shells sometimes they join me. Once they were all sitting in a bayberry tree (ignoring me) when a small redwing attacked the group defending its nest. The ravens all sounded an alarm call and one flew over me calling out to me, so I picked up my pace. He seemed to feel I was in danger and would not leave me until I too moved away from the attacking redwing. On another beach I used to go to the ravens (different clan) are very quiet and seem to recognize it's a private beach that I'm not supposed to be on. Whenever a police car passed by the beach, they would call out and warn me so I could duck down. I think ravens have a religion. The belief in an afterlife isn't how a religion starts, it's a fear/respect for death. Why fear death if you don't fear what comes after it too?

...I forgot how I got here but everyone seems to be heading off in that direction. I hope someone brought food. I have a feeling this is going to be a long journey................

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Great tales, thanks!.

I have been saying hello to the local crows for quite awhile. We have a feeding station for all of the Avian Tribes in our back yard, and spend much time observing their behaviour.

Quite amazing really. I like watching in late spring, early summer when the young have begun to fledge, you can see the family dynamics at work.

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"I had a near death experience and when I got out of hospital there was a crow on the light in parking lot making sounds. When I got home there was one in the tree in front yard. I see one at work all the time as well when shopping. Now one roosts on my car mirror leaving behind lots of poo. It also waits on the rail on front of house for me? I told my spouse and was not believed until later that day while coming out of a store it was waiting in parking lot. Now he see's it and says your bird is waiting."

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“I have been following by crows from last 5 years. The reason is that i have sex with my sister doughter it was a biggest mistake of my life.from that night i have been followed by crows. Anyone can tell me how can i get rid of them.”

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“I've been followed by crows for the past days. Well it's just a single crow and every time I stop it circles above me or goes and sits somewhere close to me.
I think I might just be a tad paranoid but who knows. Maybe there's a meaning to it if you're a witch or something. (No offense to any witches of course)”

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.“I met a girl who had introduced me to the ouija board , We had played once a week for three weeks and it was all rather fascinating to me. I was so intrigued by it that i decided to buy one of my own. When i first got my board there were multiple times that i tried to get it to work but with much luck my sister and i made it happen. Well long story short there has been crows outside my house and they were never there before. Yesterday i walked over to a cafe and the crows were following and crying out , I can tell you it was a very eerie feeling that i cant stop getting paranoid about and now im afraid to even set foot outside my home. Does anyone know what this means?”

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“Im wonderring what the spiritual significance behind crows is....and I have a very good reason to ask. I am christian, and lived with a few others from different spiritual backgrounds & beliefs, and when I lived with them, all these crows appeared in my life. They would sit outside in the back yard constantly making that noise...all day! then then when ever anything was going bad in my life, they would show up again, even after I moved, as if they were following me, or watching me. I would wake up to them outside my bedroom window, in the tree, making that dang noise. I began college, and they happend to be the mascot, they just kept re-apearring when bad things were going on,,, durring this time also my boyfriend had died in an accident, and the stupid crows showed up again,,,,,and it wasnt till later that I realized my boyfriends innitials were the same as the stupid crows sound............KAH They are gone now................Thank God, But I want to know why that happened! And please, if you don't know.....don't answer. Im only interested in the answer.”

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I don't think crows are signs of evil, but they do in legend often have a connection to the Spirit World and are sometimes ushers between this and the next. Perhaps in stories 1 and 4 it's because of an imbalance between that person and the "other side" (actually the Ouija board one sounds similar to a Yahoo answers question that had a similar experience with a white wolf). The last one I could dismiss as crows just claiming territory and then moving on. Crows, as in ravens, live in large flocks that are more like wolf packs in the sense they have a dominant pair and their relatives always around them. The third story could also be the same thing, territory.

As for the guy who fucked his sister.......you fucked your sister dude!

...I forgot how I got here but everyone seems to be heading off in that direction. I hope someone brought food. I have a feeling this is going to be a long journey................