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Freeloading crow joins squirrels for free peanuts

By Gary Bogue
Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012 at 5:59 am in Crows, fox squirrel.

Freeloading crow joins squirrel to beg for peanuts. Photo by Ann & Bill, Concord, CA
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Gary:
We’ve been sharing peanuts with the squirrels and bluejays for quite a few years, but the last few days a lone crow has found our backyard and decided to get in on the snacks. He sits in our cherry tree for a few minutes and caws loudly at the squirrels, but they aren’t afraid, so he finally comes down for his share. I’m going to have to buy more peanuts.
Ann & Bill, Concord, California

Ann & Bill:
Good thing you don’t live in the tropics. Next would come the parrots … and then the macaws … and then the monkeys … BUY more peanuts? Heck, you’d have to start GROWING them! /Gary

“I got my peanut!” Photo by Ann & Bill, Concord, CA
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4 Responses to “Freeloading crow joins squirrels for free peanuts”

  1. Joanne Smith Says:

    I used to feed “my” resident crow Russell. Then he invited two buddies, and then seven, and pretty soon I had 25 crows in my small yard. Beware.

  2. Rattakin Says:

    Our crows stand on the streetlights and caw until we throw peanuts out for them.

    The squirrels are apparently trying to grow more peanuts. They “plant” them in our pots and they eventually sprout little peanut plants.

  3. Mo Says:

    First of all ~YOU have the fattest squirrels in the neighborhood. Apparently he told two friends and he told two friends and so on and so on. Have always loved the squirrel show at your house,but I guess now it has to be billed “The Squirrel and Crow Show”.

  4. Gayle Says:

    Joanie’s story about feeding the one resident crow reminds me of the time we had one visiting band tailed pigeon. Now we have 25! Who says birds don’t communicate! Now we’re just a roadside diner! Thank goodness East Bay Nature discounts their birdseed when you bank.

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