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Researchers for the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority found
over 200 dead crows near greater Boston recently, and there
was concern that they may have died from Avian Flu. A Bird
Pathologist examined the remains of all the crows, and, to
everyone's relief, confirmed the problem was definitely NOT
Avian Flu.The cause of death appeared to be vehicular
impacts.

However, during the detailed analysis it was noted that varying
colors of paints appeared on the bird's beaks and claws. By
analyzing these paint residues it was determined that 98% of the
crows had been killed by impact with trucks, while only 2% were
killed by an impact with a car.

MTA then hired an Ornithological Behaviorist to determine if
there was a cause for the disproportionate percentages of truck
kills versus car kills.

The Ornithological Behaviorist very quickly concluded the cause:
when crows eat road kill, they always have a look-out crow in a
nearby tree to warn of impending danger. They discovered that
while all the lookout crows could shout "Cah", not a single one
could shout "Truck." Absolutely amazing!
 

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I use to drive a van with about 12 to 15 people in it towing a trailer that was part of the days event. Anyway I had a friend who was also a crow hunter. We were going down the road when a crow flew onto the top center of the windshield. Big THUD. I tried to hold back the laughing and so did he. But when someone in the back said "poor crow" well we busted out laughing. When we settled down I looked at my friend and made a sound like a dying crow and again busted out laughing. When we stopped I jumped out of the van to check the trailer to make sure the crow didn't land in it.

Poor crow my a$$. LOL
 

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By the sound of their accent I think those lookout crows may have migrated south to Boston from Aroostook county.
 
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