Date: 10/28/20 3:01 pm
From: Bill Bradford <billbradford1...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Crow and mouse
I caught a video last week of our Portland neighbor crows hassling a roof
rat. I don't think they were in it for the food, because when I returned
later and found the rat carcass in the street the only obvious damage was
to the tip of its tail.
https://youtu.be/w3fL35nrEYY

On Wed, Oct 28, 2020 at 9:58 AM Jack Maynard <jmaynard...> wrote:

> Here is a crow I photographed with a mouse at Broughton Beach a few months
> ago. I wasn’t sure if crows could tear apart the animal like a raptor can.
> I know they use cars to tenderize squirrels before they can eat them.
>
>
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Oct 28, 2020, at 7:38 AM, Darrel Faxon <t4c1x...> wrote:
> >
> > I once saw a large vole crossing a two lane highway, with a crow in
> pursuit. The crow was trying to grab the vole in its beak. In the attempt
> it repeatedly flew up and down in its pursuit. I don't know if it ever
> actually succeeded in catching the rodent.
> >
> > Darrel
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "marciafcutler" <marciafcutler...>
> > To: "obol" <obol...>
> > Sent: Tuesday, October 27, 2020 8:41:58 PM
> > Subject: [obol] Crow and mouse
> >
> > Speaking of voles - that reminded me of an odd sight I saw a little over
> a week ago as I was driving down my home street. Perched on a wire was a
> crow with what I presumed was a mouse dangling from its claws - at any
> rate, it was a small rodent with a longish tale. I wasn’t able to stop, but
> I did wonder whether the Crow had actually caught the mouse or had just
> picked up a dead one which it had found.
> >
> > Marcia F. Cutler
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