Crows

This is extremely interesting ……….

The Department of Tourism clean-up crew recently found over 200 dead crows off and along N3 near Durban and there was concern that they may have died from some sort of Covid/Avian Flu.

A Pathologist examined the remains of all the crows, and, to everyone’s relief, confirmed the problem was NOT Avian/Covid related.

The cause of death in fact appeared to be from vehicular impacts. However, during analysis it was noted that varying colours of paint appeared on the bird’s beaks and claws. By analysing these paint residues it was found that 98% of the crows had been killed by impact with motorbikes, while only 2% were killed by cars.

The Department of Safety then hired an Ornithological Behaviourist to determine if there was a cause for the disproportionate percentages of motorbike kills versus car kills. The Ornithological Behaviourist quickly concluded that when crows eat roadkill, they always have a look-out crow to warn of danger.

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They discovered that while all the lookout crows could shout “Cah”, not a single one could shout “bike.”

Thanks Craig Gillespie for the submission.

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