Cat vs. Crows vs. Cat

  • hartfan

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    Nov 28, 2010 1:30 PM GMT


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    Nov 28, 2010 1:38 PM GMT
    Holy SHIT that was so amazing!
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    Nov 28, 2010 1:50 PM GMT
    I don't know what to make of that. I have no idea why those birds (were they actually crows?) wanted to attack cats so boldly on the ground, and especially focus on just the one cat and largely ignore the other. Maybe it had a local habit of stalking birds?

    I remember Blue Jays that would swoop down and try to peck the heads of our cats when they were out in the yard, but never confront them on the ground. And interesting that both cats were more obsessed with each other than try to turn on the birds, who might have been easy kills.

    Nor do I understand the human taping this. I would have broken it up, my tactic in the past usually involved water with fighting cats: a garden hose or a bucket-full thrown from the house.
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    Nov 28, 2010 1:52 PM GMT
    No, this is amazing. This is a moment in time where animals appear to have an organized group fight with crow spectators enjoying it! I would not have broken this up. I would have filmed it too.
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    Nov 28, 2010 2:03 PM GMT
    JAKEBENSON saidNo, this is amazing. This is a moment in time where animals appear to have an organized group fight with crow spectators enjoying it! I would not have broken this up. I would have filmed it too.

    Disagree. Most cats are domestic animals, someone's pets. Those fights result in lost eyes & ears, and other ugly scarring, even death. Were these animals in the wild I would agree with you, but not in this case.

    I still wonder if those were crows. Possibly Hooded Crows, though I've never seen one. That wouldn't be surprising in the US, since its habitat is Northern & Eastern Europe, and Western Asia.
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    Nov 28, 2010 2:07 PM GMT
    Hehe ..... love the soundtrak icon_cool.gif
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    Nov 28, 2010 3:14 PM GMT
    hahahaha this is by far one of the greatest videos i have ever seen
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    Nov 28, 2010 3:23 PM GMT
    Crows are carrion eaters and will attack and injured or sick animal.

    I think the white and tabby cat was likely injured by the black one (smell of blood then attracting the birds).

    It may appear funny but you wouldn't be thinking so if the pale cat was your loved pet.

    -Doug
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    Nov 28, 2010 3:29 PM GMT
    meninlove said Crows are carrion eaters and will attack and injured or sick animal.

    I think the white and tabby cat was likely injured by the black one (smell of blood then attracting the birds).

    It may appear funny but you wouldn't be thinking so if the pale cat was your loved pet.

    -Doug

    Yeah, I wondered about the carrion aspect. The lighter cat didn't appear injured, but maybe it already was, the fight having been going on for a while, and blood spilt. Still, both cats were pretty active, not breathing their last, so I still found it pretty bold on the part of the birds.
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    Nov 28, 2010 3:32 PM GMT
    crows are also smart animals, able to use much complex tools and have higher and more complex thought patterns than chimpanzees
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    Nov 28, 2010 3:38 PM GMT
    It was awesome but I thought the cats were going to team up against the birds... icon_eek.gif
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    Nov 28, 2010 3:43 PM GMT
    now that brown and white cat is having a hell of a bad day
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    Nov 28, 2010 3:46 PM GMT
    That was EPIC... the music really added to the experience lol... I feel bad for that cat though, even the birds were fucking with it.
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    Nov 28, 2010 3:48 PM GMT
    Growing up on the farm, we would see birds antagonizing cats and dogs all the time. We had plenty of crows, but the magpies seemed to be the number one culprit.

    We never saw them really fight back much when the magpies were bugging them, but these three brought dead ones to the door on a regular basis. Psycho, the Main Coon and Buster, the black and white short hair once mangled one's wing and dragged it into the middle of the front yard. They then sat and watched with fascination as it thrashed its way across the yard and into the tall grass and scrub bordering it. Psycho would then run after it and drag it back into the yard and begin the process all over again. After the 4th or 5th time, I decided the cats had had their fun and wrung the bird's neck to put it out of it's misery.

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    Nov 28, 2010 3:49 PM GMT
    GuerrillaSodomite said
    We never saw them really fight back much when the birds were bugging them, but these three brought dead ones to the door on a regular basis. Psycho, the Main Coon and Buster, the black and white short hair once mangled one's wing and dragged it into the middle of the front yard. They then sat and watched with fascination as it thrashed its way across the yard and into the tall grass and scrub bordering it. Psycho would then run after it and drag it back into the yard and begin the process all over again. After the 4th or 5th time, I decided the cats had had their fun and wrung the bird's neck to put it out of it's misery.


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    Nov 28, 2010 3:52 PM GMT
    meninlove said Crows are carrion eaters and will attack and injured or sick animal.

    I think the white and tabby cat was likely injured by the black one (smell of blood then attracting the birds).

    It may appear funny but you wouldn't be thinking so if the pale cat was your loved pet.

    -Doug

    I totally agree with you ,and i would go even farther ,, how can you watch and enjoy a video where animals are suffering ... There is already so much violence in this world , i would have totally broken this fight up: , i have done it before and been hurt , but i would still do it , no doubt .....
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  • Karnage

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    Nov 28, 2010 4:31 PM GMT
    Animus saidIt was awesome but I thought the cats were going to team up against the birds... icon_eek.gif


    Same here! Though I have to say, the way the music was cut (pretty seamlessly I might add) made the whole thing epic! Also, I love how the white and brown cat was wagging its tail back and forth, as if taunting the birds.
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    Nov 28, 2010 4:48 PM GMT
    Something evil is happening here
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    Nov 28, 2010 5:21 PM GMT
    Crows & ravens always attack my cat when he is out and about. Always. In fact, as soon as insistent and vocal cawing ensues near my place, I know the cat is on his way back home.

    I think they behave like this out of natural agressiveness, to ward off what they see as a potential predator.

    I agree that it takes warped priorities to film such a scene.
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    Nov 28, 2010 6:51 PM GMT
    StudlyScrewRight - thanks for posting the Nashville comic video
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    Nov 28, 2010 6:59 PM GMT
    seeker213 saidI think they behave like this out of natural agressiveness, to ward off what they see as a potential predator.

    To alert their fellow crows & ravens to the threat in their territory (Blue Jays do this, too, and some other birds), and to drive the danger away. This is especially important to the bird species that are ground feeders, and therefore most vulnerable to predation by cats.
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    Nov 28, 2010 7:10 PM GMT
    PrinceOfArya saidcrows are also smart animals, able to use much complex tools and have higher and more complex thought patterns than chimpanzees


    I think we saw the same CBC documentary on the guy in Seattle who researched crow behaviour icon_wink.gif

    Fucking awesome video btw I love it how the crows just galvanize the fight for their own entertainment haha
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    Nov 28, 2010 7:43 PM GMT
    Eff that, that black cat is a pussy! He hired help!! icon_mad.gif
  • GQjock

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    Nov 28, 2010 7:51 PM GMT
    That was an instance of Mobbing .... that crows do alot
    to cats and birds of prey like Owls

    They will often harass them .... often 2 -3 - a dozen at a time

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