[Tweeters] Another Crow Question

Rolan Nelson rnbuffle at yahoo.com
Mon Mar 30 20:50:13 PDT 2009


Greetings all,
 
You never know what you'll see just driving around! 
 
Waiting through a slow light on S 19th in Tacoma, near Allenmore Hospital, I spotted three Crows chasing a  Rock Pigeon along the road.  All four were flying well, but keeping near the pavement, so I ASSUMED the Pigeon had something the Crows wanted.  They disappeared around the corner of a building, so I had to wait 'til the traffic moved a little to get the rest of the story.  To my surprise. the Crows were "mugging" the hapless Pigeon at this point.  The Pigeon was on it's back being pecked unmercifully by the three Crows.
 
Question: Has anyone seen this level of aggression by crows toward such a large, and obviously healthy prey?  How common is it?  (OK, two questions)
 
-Rolan

Rolan Nelson
Fircrest, WA
rnbuffle at yahoo.com



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