Have you ever approached a crow and was able to get very, very close?  There will fly away eventually, most of the time, but it seems like crows are almost staring you down and giving you the "I dare you to come any closer" look.  Well, that might not be too far from the truth.

Do You Remember Aesop's Fable 'The Crow and the Pitcher?"

A thirsty crow wanted water from a pitcher. He filled it with pebbles to raise the water level to drink. Clever!

Crows are said to have the intelligence of a 7-year-old child, according to nathab.com.  Here's how they determined that:  Both crows and children were given the task of putting heavy objects in water-filled tubes to receive a reward.  Young children, aged 4- 6 found this task very challenging and could not complete the task, but kids aged 7 - 10 were able to learn the rules and get the reward.  The crow was also able to complete the task, therefore, crows are as smart as at least a 7-year-old child.

Crows Are Watching Us

As mentioned earlier, crows look like they are watching you, dead in the eye because... they are.  They also remember your face and will tell other crows about you if you do something that they don't like.  Have you ever come upon a crow eating something and they start to yell at you?  They are bold creatures who communicate with us and with other birds.

The moral of Aesop's fable, by the way, is "little by little does the trick."

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