Crows in India are small, almost two times smaller than in the northern latitudes, but they are equally cunning and quick-witted. Such smart creatures are these Indian crows … I really love to watch them.
This morning I was doing some things on the western side of the city, when suddenly I saw such a picture: a crow refreshes the carcass of a rat, and meanwhile a second crow sat nearby and waited for lunch to be ready. It is a pity, however, that she flew away, noticing the lenses of my camera.
And here’s another funny sight: a cunning crow steals the curd laid out in packets, while the seller turned away and deals with other goods. In general, people in India are very tolerant of crows, like to all animals, and feed them.
There was another case: that day I prepared a lot on the occasion of the arrival of the guests and there were quite a lot of leftovers: skin, wings, cartilage, in general, what I do not cook. I decided to give it to the dogs. Dogs THIS ARE NOT DESIRED (apparently they are more accustomed to cookies), then I gave this to a flock of crows, which I noticed on a side street. Then I returned home, took the bottles and went for milk, but on a different road, along the big one. So what do you think, halfway in front of me a crow crowed and sat down on the ground with a demanding croak (it was a parallel street), waiting for food from me, she remembered me and simply tracked me down.
On the streets in India there are many street vendors of various goods and food. If the crows like it, then they sit down and wait for the right moment to steal food or just feast on the leftovers. For example, they surround shrimp sellers, sit and wait until …
And the most interesting thing is the crow’s fight. I returned home and heard unusual howls and croaks on the street outside the window.
I looked out, and there was one crow on the ground, and the other crows dragging her, I even thought for a moment that she was half-dead and they wanted to finish her off and eat her. But it turned out that they are FIGHTING !! I ran for the camera and started shooting. Imagine, two crows were fighting and the rest sitting on the roofs and croaking as if shouting and urging “Bit him! More, more!”. And periodically the crows would flight down to the fighters and croak kicks, such as “Come on, get him!”. It was so fun, as if I was on boxing match! Apparently, the crow that was beaten was from another flock, maybe from another territory, so the “local” crow showed him the place with fighting her back. They did not finish the fight just because the watchman had dispersed. While I was shooting, one crow flew towards me croaking and as if saying: “Why You’re shooting, make your own business, it’s our show and do not meddle!”. Just unbelievable)) They know me very well because I feed them, but in this case they didn’t want any “witnesses”.