The odd story of a crow that meddled in a crime scene – by stealing a knife


The key-theft and knife-lifting happened as little surprise to Kevin J. McGowan, a crow expert at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology – and not because they’re polished objects. McGowan said crows’ purported interest in shimmering chances is “folklore.” But when they’re young, he said, crows are often precise interested in objects that they can pick up, manipulate, take distinctly and use in games with their siblings, he said. That’s even myriad true for hand-raised crows, which see up close that people gifted and frequently use a lot of objects.

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