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Each time a crow dive bombs me, I throw pretend rocks at them. They go crazy. Now we're even!

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I really wouldn't recommend doing that

May 9, 2021 at 5:17pm

Crows actually remember human faces, and communicate to their crow-communities (somehow) "descriptions" of humans who regularly do things like that.

I had a little stint in 2009-ish where I would playfully swat at (not actually swat, but in the general direction of) crows around the block with a badminton racket. This only happened for a few days cumulatively, but literally the entire community of crows for like a 25+ square block radius all had me "red-flagged" for literaly an entire half-year at least, and would viciously caw at + occasionally dive bomb me, even when I wasn't near any of their nests. And do that while following me everywhere.

lol

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No, no, no

May 9, 2021 at 6:48pm

Just feed them a few peanuts. Then you'll be their friend forever and won't dive bomb you.

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They never...

May 9, 2021 at 7:06pm

... dive bomb me. Alpha male here. *Flex*

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There's likely a reason.

May 9, 2021 at 7:41pm

At this time of year, they are often nesting or guarding fledglings just out of the nest. You can't always see the baby crows. They walk around on the on the ground or in the bushes, while the parents are up in trees, waiting to dive bomb anything that gets near. I had to deal with it annually as someone responsible for a public facility with some big trees around it. It helped when people knew what was up, vs. thinking they've just been attacked by mad crows.

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@no, no, no

May 9, 2021 at 8:08pm

Those are MY peanuts. Not doing that. That's crazy.

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You should be charged

May 9, 2021 at 8:14pm

You sound like a real charming piece of work, your mommy raised you well.
That's cruelty against animals.
You're a HORRIBLE human being.
Don't worry, a murder of crows will come and shit on you and your tent in the park.

I agree with

May 9, 2021 at 10:21pm

“I really wouldn’t recommend...” Don’t fuck with crows.

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@You should be something something

May 10, 2021 at 4:12am

You should be charged for non-sense.

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@You should be charged

May 10, 2021 at 6:04am

You sound crazy. Why side with the crows instead of the humans? Lock people away for throwing pretend rocks? Haha It's like the emperor who had no clothes.

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Anonymous

May 10, 2021 at 6:42am

There was an app for hotspots of crow dive-bombs in Vancouver.
Yes they remember - there was one near Olympic village that didn't like me. my cat used to follow me on walks and they gave him a real hard time.

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