Clever Bird: Crow Goes Fishing With A Piece Of Bread

November 2, 2015


This is a video of a crow fishing with a piece of bread. The bird is smart enough to use the bread as a tool instead of eating it. Basically the bird tears off a piece and floats it in the water. When a fish goes for it, it goes for the fish. That bird is easily twice as smart as the smartest one of my friends, who, for the record, is a pillow with a face drawn on it. Plus sometimes we are LOVERS. Right now we're in a fight though so I stuffed him between the bed and the wall until he apologizes. "What did I do?" YOU KNOW WHAT YOU DID! (He stole all the covers and left me freezing on my side of the bed last night)

Hit the jump for the video, and then get pissed because he makes fishing look so easy.

Thanks to RJ, who prefers crabbing with pieces of frozen chicken on a string.

  • shashi

    dawn of the planet of the crows

  • Andrew

    Is that crow really fishing? Or did it opportunistically upgrade to a tastier meal as it was wetting it's bread for personal consumption? I'm a skeptic.

  • Ryan

    What if it has learnt from this experience and does it on purpose in the future?

    ....Evolution in action!?

  • Andyman7714

    I thought the same thing as I've seen crows dip bread pieces in birdbath before eating them.

  • The_Wretched

    Maybe it started as bread wetting and advanced to how to get to nibble the fishy.

  • Fred T Fish

    Give a crow a fish and it be full for a day, teach a crow to fish and it will never go hungry again.

  • Jenness

    Crows are scary smart and they remember things.

  • Tyguy

    I remember seeing some sort of show or video detailing how a guy set up these "boxes" all over town, and taught crows that if they drop loose change they find into them, they will get a food reward. Then the guy would just go and collect the change.
    Ravens are very smart as well. They've learned to follow the sounds of gunshots for an easy meal, and also lead wolf packs to prey.

  • TheQiwiMan

    Crow videos always remind me of this article from Cracked. Blew my freakin mind:

    Crazy awesome birds!

  • Jenness

    That's the same article I was thinking of LOL - the masked college experiment and generational memory is really mind-blowing to me

  • dougfunnay

    they can also apparently convey fairly complex information to other crows
    which is probably the game changer there
    some amount of information is passed from generation to generation and they dont have to learn everything from scratch each time

  • Bling Nye

    ...clever girl...

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