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Talking Crows Attacking People in Vancouver Canada

People in Metro Vancouver are watching their backs these days thanks to a murder of particularly aggressive crows who have taken to dive-bombing unsuspecting pedestrians who pass too close to their nests.


Thanks to a slew of these brazen daylight attacks by the winged perils, two Langara College instructors have created a new online tool to keep people safe and aware of prime nesting spots, reports CTV Vancouver’s St. John Alexander.


CrowTrax is an interactive map plotting out hundreds of points around the city where victims have reported attacks that include head peckings, hair pulling and attempted clawings.







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We have a similar problem here Down Under with our Magpies. They are very similar to crows including the beak. They attack people walking or riding past their nesting sites.
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We have a similar problem here Down Under with our Magpies. They are very similar to crows including the beak. They attack people walking or riding past their nesting sites.

Crafty bugga's aren't they! In the video it was mentioned that all the family aunts and uncle birds will help defend the nest sites of their kin and guard areas.

The other day I read a funny story where a crow stole a knife from a crime scene in Vancouver. The Police were chasing the bird.

On May 24, police had shot a man near Hastings and Cassiar streets. They were called to the scene of a car engulfed in flames. When they arrived, police said, they were confronted by a man with a knife.


Shots were fired and the man was arrested.


Vancouver Courier reporter Mike Howell said he saw the bird — which had a red tag on its leg as does Canuck — swoop in and pick up an object from inside an area cordoned off by police tape.
"A cop chased it for about 15 to 20 feet, and then the crow dropped it and took off," Howell told CBC.
Police recovered the knife and placed it into an evidence box.


Canuck the crow gets international notoriety for stealing knife from crime scene - British Columbia - CBC News


Apparently "Canuck the crow" is well known for his antics he has a bunch of videos on youtube with him riding the train and more.
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The police may have to set up a beak print bank so they can identify any beak prints left at crime scenes.

We have crows and ravens here too. And they can be thieves. I remember years ago when we went to a Reptile Park over here and they have other types of animals as well. Dad was bending over patting a Wombat and a Raven pulled his wallet out of his back pocket. The park staff had to get it back for him.

I also have a friend who has a pet Magpie. He is a wonderful imitator, does a police siren and you would swear blind there is a police car outside. He also has a good vocabulary when it comes to talking. Only problem is he loves toes so you don't wear any type of footwear that exposes the toes around him.
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I ONCE (once to being the key word here) had a nice set of bamboo wind chimes on my deck they were little birds similar to the one in this pic, every once in a while I'd hear the wind chimes going crazy making noise when there was no wind to be felt or seen. I'd go to the deck windows and find a raven or crow yanking on one of the little birds until it completely stripped the wind chimes to none.

There was little strands of torn string where the birds and chime hung.

I'm sure the crow or raven had a great looking nest with my wind chimes in it, I have a feeling the baby crows or ravens used the birds as teething toys.



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As soon as I watched it I was going to say if they think that's bad look at the maggies in Australia but Kate had already said it haha!
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I have crows in my garden, but they are peaceful.
My garden neighbour told me they are using my bird feeder, but they don't chase the small species.
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