April Overall, recently writing on behalf of the Canadian Wildlife Federation says Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds instilled a real fear of everything avian in many people; crows in particular, but that these smart birds do us a service every day. They hang around on the sides of roads as you make your daily commute. As you're working from 9 to 5, crows are working also, cleaning up our roads, They happily eat roadkill, solving a messy, sometimes stinky, clean-up problem. She recalls Canuck the Crow, a well-known Vancouver area bird, made famous for stealing evidence at a crime scene. It was a shiny knife and Canuck the Crow took off with it. Luckily, police spotted the theft, gave chase, and recovered the weapon. But then if crows sometimes miss the roadkill, there are always the Turkey Vultures...are there not?
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