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35 Rat vs Crow

Rat vs Crow

Posted on May 4, 2007 by


In Russian crows attack rats and rats don’t run away. Amazing.

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35 Responses to “Rat vs Crow”

  1. Pacific NW says:

    I love crows, they’re without a doubt, my favorite bird. In North America, the Pacific NW crows are all black though. I never knew there were white-backed crows, though.

  2. futomaki.pl says:

    That is not an ordinary crow, but a hooded crow. They are larger, and way more aggressive.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hooded_Crow

  3. Ser says:

    You must be talking about black rooks, aren’t you? The regular crows are always light-gray.. at least in Russia :)
    And they are very cute, yes.

    • Pacific NW says:

      No, Pacific NW crows are black. They’re very mischievous and highly intelligent and are known to be one of the few animals capable of making tools.

      • maxD says:

        Believe it or not but crows are the only animals with an expanding brain. That is, their brain can actually grow when they learn more.

        Do a search on the net and you will find excellent examples of how smart they are. Like in Japan, crows are known to crush nuts by having cars run them over. In order not to be run over themselves, the crows do it at a pedestrians crossing with a traffic light. Drop the nut, car cracks the nut, crow waits for the green light and then starts eating.. You have to see this video to believe it..

        In Holland a similar behaviour was seen: they used a ferry platform to crack their nuts. Drop the nuts on the platform just before the ferry arrives, cars leave the ferry, nuts get cracked, crows enter..

        amazing animals.

        • Pacific NW says:

          Yes, they are amazing. I’ve seen videos on youtube of crows that were given a piece of wire and some food in a hard to reach place, like the bottom of a test tube. They’ll pick it up and fashion a hook and dip it in the tube and fish it out.

          Crows in my area will gather clams and mollusks and then take them to a flat rock. They know exactly just how high to fly to drop the shell and break it open. Scientists in the area have confirmed this (It’s no wonder they’re moving on to cars). They’ve been doing this repeatedly for eons I suppose, in front of our local bully bird, the seagull. The seagull just never learns.

          It seems that the crows will fill every available niche. They’re at the beach, in the woods, robbing farms, hanging out in the drive through. There’s never a shortage of crows up to something interesting around here.

          Native Americans in my area hold common mythology that Raven was the creator, and plays the part of a trixter; and that crow was his smaller cousin, tricked out of his singing voice by raven and forced to suffer in the camps of men for all eternity.

          I also like that a flock of crows is refered to in English as a ‘murder’, while a flock of ravens is a ‘conspiracy’. Very fitting. I wonder if this is so in other languages such as Russian as well.

          Where I live, each morning you can see them all over the region, flying west towards the water, spreading like some little hoarde of bandits. In the evening, they’ll fly back east into the woods and when not breeding, congregate all together in one location. I’ve followed them to some spots before, it’s quite an experience to be surrounded by thousands of playfull crows in their own home.

          I love the crows.

  4. tim says:

    who wins????

  5. Rob says:

    That rat might have rabies, being out in daylight and all.

  6. 1 Dutch boy says:

    Rat has been drinking wodka or sniffing glue

  7. Xazzaxas says:

    That bird isn’t a crow. It’s a magpie. Crow feathers are always of single colour.

    And the rat is clearly sick and/or dying. They are far faster and have better reflexes. It’s usually would be fast enough to ride that bird. And wild rats bite violently, being quite fearless as well. It would prodably kill the curious birdie.

    • Xazzaxas says:

      My mistake. It is a crow. The question is – why the hell is it in a city, biting a rat? Russia is big, they have rural space aplenty.

  8. numb says:

    All pigeons, FORWARD~!

  9. fromukrainewithlove says:

    Its a hard knock life….in Russia, even for animals.

    The best and fearless dogs come from Russia(Siberia).
    When a puppy is born, the russians give it as little as possible food…and let it sleep outside.If it survives…then its a strong dog.

    • Boris Abramov says:

      Thats what they do in Texas with children… – And yet we balme Texas1 for his hate to towards other people :(

      • fromukrainewithlove says:

        Who’s knows texas1 can be George Bush himself!!!!

        I heard G.Bush isn’t very smart.(he read only one book in his life nice president USA!!!whahaha)

  10. Flanger says:

    Хорош мозги компостировать

    Ворона – серо-черная, ворон полностью черный че тут спорить то?

  11. ChyeKyo says:

    they scares me >_

  12. Too Kool says:

    Whatever. That video is kool.

  13. Boris says:

    The rat was just drunk.

  14. The Crow says:

    Just another proof that Russians are tougher than Americans. Even our Crows have balls. You keep living in the bubble you call American Democracy, while we prepare ourselves for the battle in our 3rd World Heaven.

  15. GwhiteH says:

    rat is playing dead not so amaizing

  16. Smurf123 says:

    I hope everyone got the birds right, Right?
    Here is how the so called “common” crow is distinguished.

    STOP AT NEXT CAPS IF YOU DON’T READ “ESSAYS” ;)
    “Hooded Crow is so similar in structure and habits to the Carrion Crow that for many years they were considered by most authorities to be merely geographical races of one species. However, since 2002, the Hooded Crow has been elevated to full species status (Parkin 2003).”
    STOP HERE IF YOU HATE ESSAYS

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carrion_Crow United States
    Corvus corone corone

  17. Smurf123 says:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hooded_crow Europe
    Corvus corone cornix

  18. Smurf1234 says:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hooded_crow Europe
    Corvus corone cornix

  19. Вадим says:

    Вау!! Ворона против крысы!! Ухты! как интересно… такого не где в мире не увидишь =)))

  20. Andrew Yu-Jen Wang says:

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    Submitted by Andrew Yu-Jen Wang
    B.S., Summa Cum Laude, 1996
    Messiah College, Grantham, PA
    Lower Merion High School, Ardmore, PA, 1993

    “GEORGE W. BUSH IS THE WORST PRESIDENT IN U.S. HISTORY” BLOG OF ANDREW YU-JEN WANG
    ______________________
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  21. Andresse says:

    it was a crow vs rat… Bush an what?

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