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Ravens are like, you seein' this shit?
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.
Ravens are trippy af
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
What is your job title if I may ask?
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.
I think many of us forget how good bird of preys' eyesight is.
Now *that's* a "scarecrow".
> if you shoot one and hang it up
That sounds like a murder....
Top under rated comment of 2022.
Damn that’s crazy. Ravens got squads
Got any tips to get rid of woodpeckers?
kill all the trees
They also hold grudges
They also commit tax fraud
The AlCapone of the bird community
TIL that ravens all have syphilis.
Not all of us...
Apparently they might not mourn but do an autopsy and murder investigation instead
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*
Jokes on us--all sharks have fish hooks in their mouths nowadays
Hipster sharks getting piercings
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.
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!
***right but they never attack the same place twice, they were testing the fences for weaknesses...sysyematically.....they remember.....***
20 years ago I learned that they can open the clasps on USMC issued backpacks to eat your MREs.
Big deal, I can do all those things too.
Can you fly?
:( why you gotta put me down like that
Easier to put you down when you never left the ground
Quoth the raven, “nevermore,”
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
I've seen them encircle a homeless man with knives too. They usually know when no one is looking and ambush the homeless.
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
I’d like to get a pet raven like that guy in Shawshank I think they’re so cool
His name was Jake and he was a crow. Still a cool bird though.
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.
They used to do that in my neighborhood growing up or they would drop them from really high up so they would crack.
We have crows that nest in our trees every year, I give them snacks and I am working towards training
Yes, they already have you trained.
They're the characters in the movie that are there to represent the audience.
thats just Statler and Waldorf with their normal heckling.
Once we coax our local crows into hanging out in our yard, I'm absolutely naming two of them Statler and Waldorf.
"...do you think he's gonna eat all that?"
"hell naw we're eating well tonight."
I love how I thought it, knew exactly it would be on here as well, and came to see it.
We all did. It's just so true.
They're the 2 old guys from The Muppets.
Stattler and Waldorf.
Thank you, the names escaped me.
ravens are just waiting for their share of the lunch
Thats a small elk
Damn you, I was 7 minutes too late!
"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?"
"We eating good tonight Steve."
Ravens, I think you mean it's Talesin Jaffe having a conversation with himself in the snow
I like how they pan to the crows like they're the two old guys from the muppets.
I was thinking Heckle and Jeckle, but now I just feel old.
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.
Mighty Mouse really left that Elk out to die didn’t he
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.
"Hey! I guess he was pretty... RAVEN-OUS! D'Ohohohoho!"
Aww seeing the laugh written out is so endearing for some reason. Makes you instantly hear it.
I watch without sound because childhood reasons and I was totally sure the crows were like "Guess it was neck and neck!" "D'ohohoh"
That was a long ass bite. It counts atleast one megabyte
Definitely not, this is a kilobyte.
Mate you need to cite your sources
We both know this is a quote from SharkBoy and LavaGirl
This one's a reach but...terabyte
it's not terable
Wolf Documentary “FUCKKK YESSS”
Elk Documentary “FUCKKK NOOO”
How about Raven Documentary?
Look at these mfcaws
Made my fucking day
"Yep, there goes Jake. Ya owe me 3 bucks"
Raven documentary: da fuk they doin ova der
Gotta win your 1v1s
Interestingly, this is why hunting dog collars often would traditionally have spikes: when defending against wolves, the wolves always go for the throat first.
Wolves would be so confused if they met my obese uncle Abel
I think the wolf would still kill him because he's Abel too
<---- there's the exit
Your uncle is a dog? What kind of family do you have?
The Irish kind
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.
That elk barely fought back. He was ready for death, just not a slow painful one.
Wolves are known for endurance. Likely tired the elk out to the point of exhaustion.
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.
'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'
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.
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.
Yeah suffocation is a common predatory tactic
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.
That was a baby elk, adults are way bigger.
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.
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
I think this is most likely the case
Usually the weakest/sick/elderly of the herds get picked off. It does keep the herds healthy.
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.
Damn Nature, you scary.
That little rat looking thing just got ate
Birds up there like “this is why we learned to fly”
Snow owl: "this is my cue"
Just another day in Yellowstone.
One bite, everybody knows the rules.
This wolf fucks
As a lone wolf, sadly, he’s probably an incel.
And that's a small elk as well.
And a bolf
This is why I always check the comments
Rolled a nat 20 to crit
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.
How crazy were our ancestors to look at wolves and wild dogs and think " that'll make an excellent pet"
It also had a lot to do with wolves looking at us and saying, "I like their garbage, maybe I won't kill them".
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.
That was actually the main questline
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.
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
Have you ever seen those animals that play dead, than get up and run after a predator confrontation. Not saying it happened here but...
Love those. Thats what i do whenever I get in trouble.
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.
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
Or one slap except I get to keep my hand over your mouth and nose as you suffocate to death
Haha you said “ass ripping”. like fart.
You like farts big boy?
Nature is brutal. He suffocated the elk by crushing its esophagus.
Yeah. You can’t eat with a crushed oesophagus. You’ll starve to death.
Love the ravens just enjoying the show lol. Statler and Waldorf vibes.
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.
I mean one bite with a bunch of torque
Went straight for the jugular.
It’s like when you get the nacho chip that pulls all the toppings. Counts as one…
Baby elk. An adult elk would have destroyed that wolf.
Turns out the “present throat first in a fight” strategy is not a viable one. Who’d a thunk.
I’ve ended countless meatballs in one bite but nobody’s posting that are they?
Living and enduring in such utter misery probably makes it pretty easy to just give up.
I know how it feels.
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.
How on earth did he measure hope in an animal mind?
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.
So animals perceive a future outcome and go for it. The rat was smart enough to calculate there was no way out.
he asked the animals obviously
One man wolf pack
thank you for that. i am now much, MUCH, more afraid of wolves.
I always relate to the prey when watching one of these videos. Anyone relate to the predator?
I mean, that elk practically handed the wolf its neck.
Throat rip. Classic MacGruber.
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.
Meanwhile on the other side of the mountain,
Can't be. Social media told me that animals are all friends
Friend's gotta eat...
Except for roadrunners and coyotes.
Friends with benefits
Specced all into attack
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.
Shhhh, go to sleep little one. That's it...
imagine being an elk without antlers squaring up a fucking wolf without back up. what a goon.
Nature, you scary.
Got that jugular.
Right crow: he’s fucked
Left crow: yep
Nice touch with the ravens.
The ravens remind me of the two old guys from the muppets.
Damn nature is too cruel for me
was more like one LONG bite but yeah
That’s not that wolf’s first time
Heck yeah! What a bite! Tenacity!
Ravens: “Dinner’s served”
Those two ravens looking like Statler and Waldorf
Not safe for elk
Ngl the elk deserves it for that poor defense.
Those two crows just look at eachother and continue to watch the show
I was like "hide your neck!! Turn your head and HIDE YOUR NE-...too late"
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
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!
"Oh no, a wolf! Better expose my most vulnerable six inches to assert my dominance..."
Yo elk, forgot to protect ya neck
Lone wolf kills a lone elk
That was impressive as fuck.
elk calf* don’t think a lone wolf could take down a mature cow elk like that.
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).
Elk paid dearly for that molasses like reaction speed.
That was a Professional hit
Nature can be brutal
This is the way
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.
Well if your gonna go out in the wild, as a prey animal especially, that’s probably the second best.