Filched from the Otterman’s blog. Watch it end-to-end!
The crow is indeed a creature with brains, said to rival the Great Apes. They are problem solvers, and tool-makers, and guess what, they do it without hands or oppossable thumbs. So much for humanity’s strutting for possessing the vaulted digit… which isn’t even that exclusive.
Unfortunately for the crow, it is viewed as a pest to be exterminated, and in a
vulgar strange twist of macabre clout, its death toll was bandied as a sign of efficiency and political will for one candidate during the last election in Singapore. This is despite the existence of humane population control options, much like cats, which have very very rudimentary opposable digits too.
And if you need to know: the difference between a crow and a raven.