Two Crows Save The Day

Two American crows look intently at… (photo from Wikimedia Commons)

14 July 2020

Crows remember the faces of people who pay attention to them and are kind to those they know(*) so it’s not too surprising that …

Last Sunday two crows saved a toddler in Vancouver, BC from running into traffic.

The toddler’s mother, Arley Cruthers of Vancouver, BC writes:

I usually am in peak helicopter mom mode but today she went from “trying to turn on a water fountain while I sat on a bench” to “running towards traffic” in 1 second flat.

I am not fast so I was chasing after her as she ran towards the road. Suddenly two crows swooped down to the fence and started yelling at her. She stopped, went over to the fence and talked to them. The crows kept up yelling at her and she just stood there, chatting with them.

I caught up, and stood between her and the road, and watched their interaction. After a few minutes, the crows gave me a sharp caw and flew away. Everyone in the playground was like “those crows came over to save your kid.” I made sure to thank them!

— tweets by Arley Cruthers (McNeney)

Crows save the day!

Click here for the complete thread.

p.s. The Twitter thread includes this heartwarming story by June Hunter of how crows helped rescue a lost dog: A Christmas Miracle — with Crows!

(*) p.p.s. Crows also remember the faces those who are mean to them; they shout and harass them.

(photo from Wikimedia Commons; click on the caption to see the original; embedded tweet from Arley McNeney Cruthers)

5 thoughts on “Two Crows Save The Day

  1. Fantastic story! They also know which day is “garbage collection” day and who has good stuff and which bags to ignore. They watch when you put it out and scold you if you are one of those who tries to thwart them.

  2. This is mind blowing. I’ll have to read more about this. Thank you so much for posting it!

    PS: I don’t know if you’ve ever heard of Canuck the Crow from Vancouver. Just google it and you’ll be rewarded.

    1. Sadly, Canuck went missing last November. But his former mate, Cassiar, still hangs with Canuck’s human, Shawn. Find the Facebook page Canuck and I to follow.

    2. I had heard that Canuck was missing and presumed dead 🙁 I’ll have to check out that page though.

  3. What a great story! I have one here in my development. I walk to the pool most every day in my red dress cover-up and straw hat. That crow “Caws” at me the entire walk. (all of 3 minutes) I speak back to it, ask if its having a good day etc. Then….a couple of hours later when I am walking back home it repeats the process and walks me back home! Good Crow!!!

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