Date: 10/31/17 2:25 pm
From: Lonnie Somer <mombiwheeler...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] re crow playing
Well, shouting down from the great heights of egotism, I have to say that I
actually agree with you. I've been around non-human animals all of my
life, and I've never doubted that many animals play for the shear enjoyment
of it, including crows.

Lonnie Somer

On Tue, Oct 31, 2017 at 11:20 AM, Margaret Sandelin <msand47...>

> Re Lonnie Somer's posting about the crow "playing", it is the height of
> egotism to think only humans play and to say we are anthropomorphizing if
> an animal or bird does something we think only we do. Over the last many
> decades there has been many studies to indicate that animals and birds
> (especially crows and raven) do thing we think only we do and seem to have
> some of the same "emotions". And if you get right down to it, humans
> "play" for many useful and practical reason.
> Margaret Sandelin
> Seattle
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