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Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by tommytele, Sep 13, 2018.

  1. Triple Jim

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    @tommytele, I'm starting to suspect this isn't your home, but rather a business. :)

    The neat looking black sculpture looks a bit like a 3-D G clef.
     
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  2. tommytele

    tommytele Senior Stratmaster

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    Yes,
    I am the shop manager for a sculptor for the last 15 years
     
  3. thomquietwolf

    thomquietwolf Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    You know it...
    He works with incredible artists...
     
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  4. circles

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    I watch em around here sometimes. Sometimes they watch me back. Interesting.
     
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    I identify strongly with crows. Smart, but *****y.
     
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  6. apm1991

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    we want to buy a crow as a our bands official mascot.. you can see him sitting up there on the logo

    H no stars.jpg
     
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    Cool but noisy little buggers ...
     
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    johnnymg Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    We put dried meal-worms out for a pair of crows this last winter. Sometime in mid Spring they brought their 5 chicks to the feed area. They're very entertaining and smart. Even with regular feeding they are fairly skittish. Probably a good thing.
     
  9. YeOldeRocker

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    Crows (along with ravens, and, to a lesser extent, jays - they're all corvids) are smart as hell. Scientists often refer to them as "flying monkeys." Along with tool use and varied cultural behaviors, they recognize individual human faces. If they like you, they'll treat you well. If they don't, they'll **** on your car. Devious... I read an article where a little girl kept feeding these crows, and then began to find trinkets - bangles and colorful beads - left around her house - the crows were gifting her for the food. Amazing, really.
     
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  10. Mr. Lumbergh

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    I don’t think you can keep them as pets. Maybe convince one to be your mascot by feeding it.
     
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    Big fan of crows here as well...glad to see all the love for them.
     
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    I found this:

    "White-necked ravens and pied crows never migrate to the United States, so it is legal to own them under the Migratory Bird Act. ... It is arguably more difficult and time-consuming to properly care for a pet crow or raven than to care for a high-need dog, and crow owners have described them as being much like babies."
     
  13. Mr. Lumbergh

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    Interesting. Nice little loophole there.
     
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    The crows near me have teamed up with a Bluejay. The Bluejay comes around first, begging for peanuts. Once the gullible humans (me and the Mrs.) toss out the peanuts...guess what happens? Those crows are smart!
     
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    I saw that programme. Excellent programme, amazing birds.
     
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    My dad told me once how he’d been talking to a man who lived in a nearby town - a town with a lot of ranchers and farmers. While they were talking, some crows starting making a racket. The man mentioned that in his town, the crows did not make noise like that. Apparently locals had been known to fire off shotguns at crows to shut them up...so the crows stayed quiet there....*

    We humans have been underestimating other animals’ intelligence for a long time....and yet, which large-brained, idiot species is destroying its own habitat?:(

    I greeted a beautiful raven on my way to the station this morning. He looked me over and decided I wasn’t worth talking to...

    [*Please note that I am in no way advocating or condoning trying to shut up crows (or anything or anybody, for that matter) with a shotgun.]
     
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    Good stuff. Proof that crows and animals learn. Cracker stacking can't be intuitive or innate - nothing in nature is similar, and crackers have only been around a hundred years or so. Next, maybe you'll see other crows observe and emulate a learned behavior.

    Slight digression, but my dad had me going for some time, that you could sometimes catch a crow by sprinkling salt on its tail. Should you be so fortunate, you could then split its tongue, and hear it talk like a parrot. I think that was my introduction to gullibility, and street smarts.
     
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    I have a pair of crows that scratched lines into my face near my eyes.

    but those lines are from all the times I have laughed and smiled so Im cool with them.
     
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