Monday, February 7, 2011

Nevermore.

Every spring, my husband Troy and I get some squatters in the eave over our back porch. Its a family of sparrows. And they are some of the coolest little freeloaders:)  I also look like this in the morning:
But, I'm today's post isn't about sparrows, it's about ravens.

Ravens:
1. Are wicked smart, surpassing chimps in some intelligent tests.
2. Are scavengers.
3. Like to trick other animals into doing their dirty work. If they come across a carcass that is too big for them to scavenge, they will let out a call that alerts bigger carnivores to its location. They then let a wolf, coyote, or Sasquatch tear up the carcass, then the raven swoops in to pick up the remains.
4. They have a life span of 30-50 years.
5. Are symbols of storms according to some Chinese, Greek, and Egyptian legends. They are also a symbol of death according to African, Asian and European legends. Quote the raven, "nevermore."

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