Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Dandridge (Near Knoxville), TN, USA
Sea gulls do the same thing to open shellfish, but do not need traffic help, as the shells break when they hit. Pretty amazing that the crows figured out the crosswalk thing!
Probably the smartest animal on earth for getting to food that people don't want them to is the squirrel. They are even more industrious and sneaky than the racoon. There is a huge industry making and selling "squrrel resistant" bird feeders etc., and few actually work. My dad tried for years, and my mom bought a couple different types after he died, trying to keep a bird feeder outside the kitchen window free from squirrels. Finally my mom saw something in a magazine and got my brother to do if for, success, almost. Took a gallon plast milk jug and cut a hole in the bottom, opened up the top a bit, and slid it over the pole, and clamped in in place under the feeder. Works for a while, but has to be replaced every so osten as the squirrels chew parts of it away, but do not get to the feeder.
I don't want to achieve immortality through my work...I want to achieve it through not dying.
EX: '01 Black LT, BAT BYKE (Totaled at 110,000 miles)
IBA SS, BB, BBG, 10/10ths.
No bike now, but maybe in the future.