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Crow Kills

Posted by on Aug. 11, 2013 at 11:42 PM
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Crow kills 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."
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sandy562
by Fabulous Sandy on Aug. 12, 2013 at 11:09 AM

southern Calif had many crows and seagulls dead on the ground - a few years back - and they decided it was West Nile Virus - the state picks them up now - so more people aren't contaminated - don't think we had any

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well this gets me for not reading the entire post

mammadonna
by Donna on Aug. 14, 2013 at 10:26 AM

I know what you mean Sandy, at first glance I didn't realize it was a joke...lol  but I did read it through to the punch line...lol

GabbiSue
by on Aug. 15, 2013 at 9:48 AM

rolling on floor

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