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Bigluce

Ravens are like, you seein' this shit?


gotnonickname

Just saw that ravens and wolves can work together. Ravens let wolves know about dead animals so that they rip them open for them. They said special relationships are formed at times and that ravens will play with the pups, like tag and tug of war with sticks. Corvids are freaky smart.


aye-its-this-guy

Ravens are trippy af


Biosentience

They are amazing. They gather in mourning silence for hours if one dies. They recognise human faces. They talk and make plans - for real, they can plan group action and where to go.


judge_au

We used to have problems with them stealing our chickens eggs where i grew up, a farmer told us if you shoot one and hang it up they will talk and no group of crows will ever come near your place again and he was right, my dad shot on and let it rot on the chicken coup for a month and for the next several years our eggs were safe from crows.


VelvetHorse

This is /r/interestingasfuck


captureorbit

My Dad grew up on a farm and said they were smart enough that when you came outside with a rifle they all flew away, but if you came outside with a long broomstick they stayed because they could tell it wasn't the rifle.


jackkell1

Same works with pigeons and other pesky birds. In fact, wine producers will hire falconers to bring their falcons to their vineyard to fuck up the birds eating their grapes. Once a family of birds sees a falcon tear one of their own to shreds they will warn every bird within a few mile radius to never go back there.


T_Rex_Flex

Depends on the type of pest bird. Using birds of prey as a deterrent is effective, but it’s very expensive and often only effective in the short term as most birds figure out that the predator is not always present. I’m currently part of a large project that is trying to to develop a long-term cost-effective non-lethal management plan to deal with large urban populations of corellas (native Australian parrot) and we looked into falcons briefly.


proxy69

What is your job title if I may ask?


rowdytabbycat

Corellassassin


T_Rex_Flex

This is a project that I worked on during my degree and that I’m continuing on as a volunteer. My degree says I’m a Wildlife Conservation Biologist, but my job title currently is “Bartender/Supervisor” lol.


Skrappyross

I think many of us forget how good bird of preys' eyesight is.


Insanebrain247

Now *that's* a "scarecrow".


User_492006

> if you shoot one and hang it up That sounds like a murder....


Ghost_HTX

Top under rated comment of 2022.


aye-its-this-guy

Damn that’s crazy. Ravens got squads


gameonlockking

Got any tips to get rid of woodpeckers?


Secure_Magician_404

kill all the trees


Bloodshed-1307

They also hold grudges


AdMedium6737

They also commit tax fraud


Bloodshed-1307

The AlCapone of the bird community


ParuTree

TIL that ravens all have syphilis.


marynraven

Not all of us...


Snoo63

Apparently they might not mourn but do an autopsy and murder investigation instead


vxxed

I'm still trying to get over the fact that sharks can somehow communicate with each other too. Referencing that one lady who removed a fish hook from a shark, so that shark decided to bring *all of her friends with fish hooks in their mouths*


benbobbins

Jokes on us--all sharks have fish hooks in their mouths nowadays


phyarr

Hipster sharks getting piercings


gregdrunk

A friend and I were once alerted to an injured crow by it's flock, which were aggressively screaming at us until we found it in the bush where it'd fallen and picked it up and began trying to administer what care we could until the bird rescue place got back to us. They just calmly watched us; pretty sure they knew exactly what they were doing.


ezekial-d

If you piss off a raven, their next generation will also know to be leery of you even if you do nothing wrong the first time you encounter them. They teach!


User_492006

***right but they never attack the same place twice, they were testing the fences for weaknesses...sysyematically.....they remember.....***


Musketman12

20 years ago I learned that they can open the clasps on USMC issued backpacks to eat your MREs.


quarrelsome_napkin

Big deal, I can do all those things too.


MatCauthonsHat

Can you fly?


quarrelsome_napkin

:( why you gotta put me down like that


Let_Me_Exclaim

Easier to put you down when you never left the ground


Nuclearrodfox42069

Quoth the raven, “nevermore,”


MaethrilliansFate

Can mimic human words Understand water displacement method Recognized the pattern of large groups of humans marching somewhere often meant a buffet was opening up for them soon Understand economics. No joke, I've read enough stories to know they have a vague grasp on how currency works to a small degree, they'll recognize that giving something often means getting something in return Ravens are genuinely intelligent as all hell, far more so than anyone gives them credit for


arkile

I've seen them encircle a homeless man with knives too. They usually know when no one is looking and ambush the homeless.


DominicJourdyn

This is why I always go out of my way to feed or water the ravens/crows around my city, you never know when they’ll strike, and I want them to remember me as the kind human who gave them cookies, maybe they’ll spare me and mine


AIDSRiddledLiberal

I’d like to get a pet raven like that guy in Shawshank I think they’re so cool


jralll234

His name was Jake and he was a crow. Still a cool bird though.


User_492006

Ravens are smart as fuck too. Probably smarter than either the wolf or elk. They've been known to drop nuts in the path of cars just so the car will run over and crush the shell so they can eat the nut core inside. They've also been known to learn how to use crosswalks in city traffic.


aye-its-this-guy

They used to do that in my neighborhood growing up or they would drop them from really high up so they would crack.


tacorunnr

We have crows that nest in our trees every year, I give them snacks and I am working towards training


zevonyumaxray

Yes, they already have you trained.


handy_Man_handy

https://www.yellowstone.org/naturalist-notes-wolves-and-ravens/


Fossilhog

They're the characters in the movie that are there to represent the audience.


cardboardunderwear

thats just Statler and Waldorf with their normal heckling.


nc863id

Once we coax our local crows into hanging out in our yard, I'm absolutely naming two of them Statler and Waldorf.


acedelgado

"...do you think he's gonna eat all that?"


Galihan

"hell naw we're eating well tonight."


iBouldr

I love how I thought it, knew exactly it would be on here as well, and came to see it.


Galihan

We all did. It's just so true.


gzombiez

They're the 2 old guys from The Muppets.


jralll234

Stattler and Waldorf.


gzombiez

Thank you, the names escaped me.


Son_of_Plato

ravens are just waiting for their share of the lunch


dd-Ad-O4214

Thats a small elk


Ok_Equivalent_4296

Damn you, I was 7 minutes too late!


pukesonyourshoes

"Well Ralph, that was a power move no doubt. Went in fast, held on good, down for the count. I give it a solid 7. Your thoughts?"


Galihan

"We eating good tonight Steve."


RunninWild17

Ravens, I think you mean it's Talesin Jaffe having a conversation with himself in the snow


[deleted]

I like how they pan to the crows like they're the two old guys from the muppets.


KorgX3

I was thinking Heckle and Jeckle, but now I just feel old.


juice_in_my_shoes

I get you bro. One time I was watching a collection of bugs bunny cartoons on yt. And my son comes along and asks me, who's that? My heart sank. Knowing that I've never even thought of a time where no one would recognise bugs and now I'm experiencing it.


Snake-N-Roses

Mighty Mouse really left that Elk out to die didn’t he


uplink6

LOL for sure.. [Statler and Waldorf](https://www.google.com/search?q=waldorf+and+stratton+muppets&rlz=1C1CHBF_enUS964US964&sxsrf=AOaemvLZfGScxytjgjk0qbcFLyuOEO6CFQ:1641594571540&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjy0LSq2KD1AhW0OH0KHfXpAM4Q_AUoAnoECAEQBA&biw=2560&bih=1297&dpr=1), my heroes.


Brainchild110

"Hey! I guess he was pretty... RAVEN-OUS! D'Ohohohoho!"


Noyoucanthaveone

Aww seeing the laugh written out is so endearing for some reason. Makes you instantly hear it.


Curious-Accident9189

I watch without sound because childhood reasons and I was totally sure the crows were like "Guess it was neck and neck!" "D'ohohoh"


nippleodion

That was a long ass bite. It counts atleast one megabyte


CubeBrute

Definitely not, this is a kilobyte.


CatalyticPerchlorate

Megahurts


FallenSegull

Mate you need to cite your sources We both know this is a quote from SharkBoy and LavaGirl


Sapphire_Bombay

This one's a reach but...terabyte


Brief-Equal4676

it's not terable


ryh00

Wolf Documentary “FUCKKK YESSS” Elk Documentary “FUCKKK NOOO”


NonvaluableRareItem

How about Raven Documentary?


Gonna_SPLEWGE

Kaw!


Buutchlol

Look at these mfcaws


hearthrobin

Lol!


dojelo

Made my fucking day Hahaha


DredgenGryss

"Yep, there goes Jake. Ya owe me 3 bucks" "Fuck!"


gw-green

“FUCKKKKAWWWWWW”


Luke_Likes_Silk

Raven documentary: da fuk they doin ova der


MidnightNinja627

Gotta win your 1v1s


mwoody450

Interestingly, this is why hunting dog collars often would traditionally have spikes: when defending against wolves, the wolves always go for the throat first.


TyoPepe

Wolves would be so confused if they met my obese uncle Abel


SquireX

I think the wolf would still kill him because he's Abel too


lateja

<---- there's the exit


ben_wuz_hear

Your uncle is a dog? What kind of family do you have?


Beta_b0y

The Irish kind


Iamnotburgerking

This does depend on the size of the prey. With large prey like moose, wolves will often go for the rump and underbelly and kill through blood loss and organ failure.


Smerfy_jr

That elk barely fought back. He was ready for death, just not a slow painful one.


JammJamm2016

Wolves are known for endurance. Likely tired the elk out to the point of exhaustion.


godhelpusloseourmind

I think wolf may have gotten a clean clamp on the airway too, doesn’t seem to have bled out, the editing makes the timeline unclear.


tracknumberseven

'okay Steve, final test! This video is no good, it's just a wolf killing it's prey super efficiently. Nobody wants to just see that! we need to spice it up' 'I have some footage I took of some ravens sitting in a tree from last winter, we could jump to that repeatedly for seemingly no reason..' 'welcome to National Geographic, Steve'


godhelpusloseourmind

Cue the Nat Geo trumpets as a whip-ass montage of Steve editing animal footage is superimposed over Steve’s face illuminated by the warm glow of an editing bay.


amd2800barton

The out-of-place ravens bothered me also, but I think it was intentional to let off some tension for viewers who found it disturbing. Nature is fucking metal, and I'd prefer to watch it un-cut, but not everyone can handle that.


DragonMeme

Yeah suffocation is a common predatory tactic


eobardtame

Given that as soon as the elk went limp and started dragging the wolf down the hill, I had assumed the wolf had chased him uphill until he couldnt do it anymore.


klrcow

That was a baby elk, adults are way bigger.


NaKenKraken

Came here to say this. An adult elk is way larger and harder to kill. But surprised that no elk mother is around. They are usually really close to their child.


badger81987

maybe not exactly a completely alone wolf; usually pack tactics are used to separate the weak easy targets. Rest of the herd might be distracted with the main pack


ChickaWangBang

I think this is most likely the case


JazmyneWolf

Usually the weakest/sick/elderly of the herds get picked off. It does keep the herds healthy.


IdaDuck

That’s a calf or a really young adult. I elk hunt a lot and the adults are really pretty big animals. Way bigger than a deer, even a big mule deer.


Think-Quiet-1597

Damn Nature, you scary.


gupdog

That little rat looking thing just got ate


KochJohnson

Birds up there like “this is why we learned to fly”


Cyranoreddit

Snow owl: "this is my cue"


Kitchen_Anywhere_141

Just another day in Yellowstone.


outofcolorado12

One bite, everybody knows the rules.


No_Strain1346

This wolf fucks


Ant_and_Cleo

As a lone wolf, sadly, he’s probably an incel.


7six2FMJ

And that's a small elk as well.


iBouldr

A smelk


Radiant_Addendum_48

And a bolf


Atlantic0ne

This is why I always check the comments


hemiboardr1

Rolled a nat 20 to crit


steeguy55

Did anyone else think of Waldorf and Statler making some kind of observant joke when they cut to the ravens? Edit: Blast! I read further down the comments and saw that many did. Still funny though how a bunch of us had the same thought.


ChurchillsChicken

How crazy were our ancestors to look at wolves and wild dogs and think " that'll make an excellent pet"


Fossilhog

It also had a lot to do with wolves looking at us and saying, "I like their garbage, maybe I won't kill them".


mikk0384

They are nut dumb creatures. They quickly learn that we are to be respected, and a timid approach to access food (begging) can quite easily develop into a friendly bond. A pack predator *has to* have an understanding of social hierarchy in order to avoid inflicting lethal injuries to each other, and canines have developed a quite detailed body language and vocabulary for communication that is rather easy for us to read. It's a perfect match.


iBouldr

That was actually the main questline


SlipperyFish

The common consensus now is that wolves domesticated themselves and we allowed it to happen as symbiosis developed. There was advantage to being around human camps, garbage, scraps etc that was available to eat, warmth and relative safety in numbers. But this morphed into a symbiosis with many benefits, dogs create security, warmth and help with hunting but also provide a decent meal in an emergency.


[deleted]

People also did this with cows, bulls, horses, pigs, goats and occasionally bears and elephants We are really good at exploiting nature and keeping things safe and happy enough


joebaco_

Have you ever seen those animals that play dead, than get up and run after a predator confrontation. Not saying it happened here but...


Biosentience

Love those. Thats what i do whenever I get in trouble.


MsFit215

I'm going to assume that it was a long chase prior to this short clip. That elk lifted one hoof and then pretty much said "meh..." No fight in him whatsoever.


Sega-Playstation-64

It may be one bite, but that was a long ass ripping and slicing bite. Like, I can kill a guy in one stab if I keep the knife in him and slice around in all directions for a minute or two


rlocke

Or one slap except I get to keep my hand over your mouth and nose as you suffocate to death


[deleted]

Haha you said “ass ripping”. like fart. You like farts big boy?


joed1967

Nature is brutal. He suffocated the elk by crushing its esophagus.


jruschme

larynx


iBouldr

Yeah. You can’t eat with a crushed oesophagus. You’ll starve to death.


Verbindungsfehle

Love the ravens just enjoying the show lol. Statler and Waldorf vibes.


p1nkp3pp3r

They're waiting for the wolf to rip it open and have its fill so they can eat some delicious scraps. Easy, nutritious meal, no energy expended! Wolves can also find ravens and crows by frozen/tough dead animals their beaks can't get into so both benefit.


[deleted]

I mean one bite with a bunch of torque


DivHaydeez

Went straight for the jugular.


NotTodayDingALing

It’s like when you get the nacho chip that pulls all the toppings. Counts as one…


alexgalt

Baby elk. An adult elk would have destroyed that wolf.


Waffletimewarp

Turns out the “present throat first in a fight” strategy is not a viable one. Who’d a thunk.


BumblebeeExpensive

I’ve ended countless meatballs in one bite but nobody’s posting that are they?


HardCor11

Living and enduring in such utter misery probably makes it pretty easy to just give up.


[deleted]

I know how it feels.


mamkuibal228

Yeah wild animals don't know the meaning of hope (because there's none in their lives) and give up easily. Dr Richter proved that basically the deciding factor for survival is hope, and once an animal learns that hope exists, it will fight until complete physical exhaustion.


Biosentience

How on earth did he measure hope in an animal mind?


mamkuibal228

You don't. But you can tell by the differential of amount of effort they put towards averting/delaying their demise. Dr Richter's experiment involved drowning the rats in a bucket. Wild rats struggled for about three minutes. Wild rats that have been shown hope (rescued from drowning) struggled for multiple days.


[deleted]

So animals perceive a future outcome and go for it. The rat was smart enough to calculate there was no way out.


nwordcat123

he asked the animals obviously


Bensonian170

Dinner


ladiesluvgrapes

One man wolf pack


bisantium

thank you for that. i am now much, MUCH, more afraid of wolves.


westerchest

I always relate to the prey when watching one of these videos. Anyone relate to the predator?


Eyehavenoname

I mean, that elk practically handed the wolf its neck.


NeededBadger

Throat rip. Classic MacGruber.


shoddy_craftmanship

One bite and a hell of a lot of ripping and tearing. That's like saying the guy died from one stab wound and then seeing him impaled on a telephone pole. Technically correct but not exactly accurate.


Homebrew_Dungeon

Meanwhile on the other side of the mountain, https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3SOjmJG73UI


Gyros45

Can't be. Social media told me that animals are all friends


tykits89

Friend's gotta eat...


whitefire89

Except for roadrunners and coyotes.


sode98

Friends with benefits


NejzorN

Specced all into attack


138cbc138

I so love wolves. This story below is horrible. If you agree please donate to this organization. https://www.footloosemontana.org/ If you agree with killing these magnificent animals. Fuck you and yours. https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/experience/america/national-parks/2022/01/07/yellowstone-national-park-gray-wolves-killed/9128718002/


johnnycakeAK

Shhhh, go to sleep little one. That's it...


tgillz9

imagine being an elk without antlers squaring up a fucking wolf without back up. what a goon.


something_somethingz

Nature, you scary.


TockOhead

Got that jugular.


JibbetyJibbety

Right crow: he’s fucked Left crow: yep


PrometheusOnLoud

Nice touch with the ravens.


Hellofriendinternet

The ravens remind me of the two old guys from the muppets.


CheonsaX

Damn nature is too cruel for me


cygamessucks

was more like one LONG bite but yeah


ckopfster

That’s not that wolf’s first time


Corvacayne

Heck yeah! What a bite! Tenacity!


galaxymanchild

Ravens: “Dinner’s served”


ChandlerBingChilling

Those two ravens looking like Statler and Waldorf


Reverse_Drawfour_Uno

NSFE Not safe for elk


Vorkaz

Ngl the elk deserves it for that poor defense.


bigdaddysuperstar

Those two crows just look at eachother and continue to watch the show


jasper-silence

I was like "hide your neck!! Turn your head and HIDE YOUR NE-...too late"


SlothThoughts

Savage af. To give context in how much hunts are done by pack predators , the bite at it from all sides going after the legs/genitals. Once they got enough bites in it they leave it alone and let it bleed out while they track it (sometimes can go on for a day or so ) so seeing a lone one just go up their and latch on and bring it to the ground is something to see


gogenberg

This wolf is a beast im 100% convinced he knew that if he bit hard + let is slide while simultaneously hitting the breaks = even faster suffocation... Animals are amazing!


mssngthvwls

"Oh no, a wolf! Better expose my most vulnerable six inches to assert my dominance..."


__DJ3D__

Yo elk, forgot to protect ya neck


metisviking

Lone wolf kills a lone elk


TheosMythos

That was impressive as fuck.


just-me1995

elk calf* don’t think a lone wolf could take down a mature cow elk like that.


Mophandel

[Not quite](https://www.reddit.com/r/wolves/comments/mo4sxl/wolf_kills_a_cow_elk_by_itself/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf) The elk in the above vid I linked is an adult cow elk. Wolves are plenty competent predators in their own right, and they’re more than capable of taking down, and it’s not just elk they can bring down. They’ve been documented bringing down mature bull musk oxen and adult female moose on their lonesome (the moose may have been winter-weakened, but not to the point that it was completely crippled and unable to defend itself).


m2niles

Elk paid dearly for that molasses like reaction speed.


08ajones

That was a Professional hit


ranger2112

Nature can be brutal


127Double01

This is the way


[deleted]

the neck will kill just about any animal. that's always the weakest spot. women, if you want to know how to protect yourself, punch a guy in the neck (front, not back) as hard as you can, that will do it. Balls, too, but neck is #1.


R_u_a

Well if your gonna go out in the wild, as a prey animal especially, that’s probably the second best.