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.
Two crows just saved my toddler. The toddler has always loved crows. She’ll talk to them, watch them out the window etc. She is also a runner. She’ll get an idea into her head and just start running towards traffic. Which is what she did today. pic.twitter.com/djXfCEl8kZ— Arley Cruthers (McNeney) (@Arley_McNeney) July 12, 2020
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)