Date: 10/31/17 6:02 pm
From: Paul Bannick <paul.bannick...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] re crow playing
i was surprised and enchanted by watching two different groups of Northern
Hawk Owls play on four separate occasions, photos and story to be
published.....

On Tue, Oct 31, 2017 at 5:55 PM, <kristinstewart01...> wrote:

> And Ravens also, along with many other species of critters! I agree with
> Lonnie and Margaret!
>
> Kristin Stewart
> Olympia
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
> On Oct 31, 2017, at 2:21 PM, Lonnie Somer <mombiwheeler...> wrote:
>
> 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
> Seattle
> <mombiwheeler...>
>
> On Tue, Oct 31, 2017 at 11:20 AM, Margaret Sandelin <msand47...>
> > wrote:
>
>> 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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