Red and Rover by Brian Basset for June 05, 2022

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    marilynnbyerly  6 months ago

    I just saw some pictures on Quora of crows harassing other birds, pets, and wild animals. Tails being pulled were their standard MO.

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    LookingGlass Premium Member 6 months ago

    Those crows could be the murder of you!!


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    momofalex7  6 months ago

    Don’t mess with crows.

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    The Reader Premium Member 6 months ago

    Welcome to Alfred Hitchcock’s world, Rover.

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    Doug K  6 months ago

    Barking at crows is nothing to crow about.

    [It (they) may come back to peck you.]

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    Calvinist1966  6 months ago

    Rover could end up with crowing pains.

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    robertdkrebs Premium Member 6 months ago

    Birds of a feather!

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    Catfeet Premium Member 6 months ago

    They’re coming to get you, Rover!

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    John Wiley Premium Member 6 months ago

    Crows, Red-tailed hawks, Turkey vultures, and kestrels. I’ve seen all of these harassed by starlings until they ground themselves. It just takes a few starlings to force one of those big birds down. Never seen them mess with the mocking bird that hassles our dogs, though.

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    mymontana  6 months ago

    Oh, Rover !!! Hurry Home !!!

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    Aficionado  6 months ago

    Beware. A group of then is called a “murder” of crows.

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    SquawkTron  6 months ago

    Birds of a feather flock together!

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    oakie817  6 months ago

    oh, nevermore

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    WCraft Premium Member 6 months ago

    Actually he is tricking them by leading them to a bakery. They’re making a special pie and they need 4 and 20 blackbirds

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    raybarb44  6 months ago

    Crows have very long memories AND they hold grudges. Don’t mess with them…..

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    swanridge  6 months ago

    Crows and their cousins, ravens, will go to great lengths to protect each other. They have a wide language of calls, some that will roust anyone within hearing distance bring them coming quickly.

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    g04922  6 months ago

    They are social and very smart….

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    mjjohnson7587 Premium Member 6 months ago

    Should be magpies. They harass and tease our dogs all the time.

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    thejanith Premium Member 6 months ago

    Poor Rover got himself in deeper than he’d planned. Thanks for the laugh. Great way to start a day.

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    amaryllis2 Premium Member 6 months ago

    My local bird center sells a very realistic fake stuffed life-sized crow with real feathers for people who want to keep them out of your garden or fruit trees. What you do with it is put it out in the dead of the night—sliding out of a pillowcase or box is best—so that they don’t see you with it nor associate you with it. Come the morning you make yourself out of sight for the day if possible, and what they will do is come hold a funeral for their fallen comrade. Seriously. And then they will leave. And they’ll stay away, because they do not want to be where a fellow crow has died. Leave it out there for a few weeks and then pick it up at nighttime, preferably not a full moon because you want it dark, and put it away till next year. I did that two years in a row and then forgot where I put it. It’s been three years, and the crows still make a point of flying around my small yard and never over nor do they land. Cherry, apple, peach, plum trees, and they don’t touch them.

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    eddi_tbh  6 months ago

    Stick with squirrels, Rover. They don’t mob up.

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    Bambihunter6  6 months ago

    A large group of crows is called a “Murder.” Two crows are called “Attempted Murder.”

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    Tom Phillips Premium Member 6 months ago

    One could get murdered by a murder of crows

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    david_42  6 months ago

    I wish the crows wouldn’t chase the hawks away from the yummy squirrels.

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