A little while ago I let my friend’s dog run at a small pack of crows because I knew they would fly away and also because he’s muzzled so he can’t eat birds. This sounds mean but running at birds is the only thing that makes the poor guy happy as he was recently diagnosed with depression :(. The crows flew away, as expected, but much to my surprise they flew right back at me! Then they cawed and more crows came and I ran to my friends house to give them a chance to cool off. A few days later I was walking through that same park and a crow swooped at me again. It remembered me! I haven’t walked through that park and in months, and maybe never will again, which is a bummer because it’s the closest park to my house and I’m lazy.
I wonder if there is a way to make it up to them? I know that crows can recognize danger and alert their lil friends for an attack, but can they also recognize gestures of love and peace? What if I brought them some bread crumbs or attacked people who got too close to them? Would they celebrate those efforts? They would still be able to call their friends and swoop ( I think that’s their thing), but maybe they could do it a little slower and less aggressive for celebrations.
Crows are supposed to be smart, but maybe only at recognizing the bad stuff, and if that’s the case, then I don’t even care to patch this up! I’ve already got a best friend who only focuses on the negative and she’s called the internet, so, good riddance death birds.