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.