Crows use Tools, too

In Aesop’s Fables a crow drops pebbles in a jar to raise the level of the water so that he can drink. In the parking lot at Salt Water Sate Park, crows use the asphalt to crack the muscle shells. They left the muscles far above the lot and then drop them. When they drop them they drop after them so that when the muscle smashes into the asphalt and releases its meat the loitering gulls and competing crows don’t have time to make a snatch and fly. It is sometimes said that the defining aspect of humanity is our ability to use tools or technology. But it seems the thing that separates us from crows is only feathers.

Comments are closed.
%d bloggers like this: