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Dead crow mystery solved

Discussion in 'New England Members Group' started by hambone1950, Dec 21, 2013.

  1. hambone1950

    hambone1950 Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Those of us who speak the New England dialect will appreciate this tidbit from the news....

    Dead Crow Mystery Solved

    Researchers for 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 bird's beaks and

    claws. By analyzing these paint residues it was determined

    that 98% of the crows had been killed by impact with trucks,

    while only 2% were killed by an impact with a car.

    MTA then hired an Ornithological Behaviorist to determine if

    there was a cause for the disproportionate percentages 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. They

    discovered that while all the lookout crows could shout

    "Cah", not a single one could shout "Truck."

    Absolutely amazing!
    bamofnh likes this.
  2. cliffcarter

    cliffcarter Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

  3. bamofnh

    bamofnh Fire Starter

    "That's a Beauty, a little long but worth the read. ha ha ha"[​IMG]
  4. bobank03

    bobank03 Smoking Fanatic

    Good one Hambone 1950...

    I gave a belly laugh!