A Foxy Crow

Crows can be pretty mean birds and travel in groups called “murders,” so it’s understandable that a lot of people see them as pests. As animals go though, they’re extremely intelligent – and are more than willing to adapt to fit in better with human ways. Apparently, they also like to unwind by taking a ride down the snowy slopes of Russia:

The video immediately reminded me of this fantastic TED talk about the intelligence of crows:

We tend to think of mammals as being the most intelligent animals – between humans, dolphins, whales and primates. It’s easy to forget the various species of birds that are sometimes scarily intelligent (parrots especially.)  As a US Navy Officer, I have everlasting jealousy of Her Majesty’s Royal Navy for their employment of Sunny, a parrot who “has a habit of squawking ‘arse’ and ‘bollocks'” during visits from high-ranking officers.


About thinklikeafox

I'm a Naval Officer living in Southern California. I hope to be attending law school in the next year or two, and I started writing this blog out of a desire to improve my writing and critical thinking skills after a couple years outside of academia.
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