Coastal Canadian corvid continues campaign of chaos
June 27, 2017 12:24 PM   Subscribe

 
All he needs now is a Twitter account!
posted by orrnyereg at 12:35 PM on June 27, 2017


Oh yeah, that too: @canuckthecrow
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 12:37 PM on June 27, 2017 [4 favorites]


I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that I am against birds, especially clever corvids, possessing knives. Against.
posted by maryr at 12:38 PM on June 27, 2017 [11 favorites]


[Unconsciously begins humming "O Canada"]
posted by ryanshepard at 12:44 PM on June 27, 2017


I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that I am against birds, especially clever corvids, possessing knives.

Yes, but you really shouldn't feel too concerned unless there's a group of them.
posted by Atom Eyes at 12:48 PM on June 27, 2017 [11 favorites]


What could a group of crows do ? Murder you ?
posted by Pendragon at 1:02 PM on June 27, 2017 [18 favorites]


[consciously begins humming "Crow Canada"]
posted by maryr at 1:06 PM on June 27, 2017 [8 favorites]


Also maybe I should not be out on limbs around birds.
posted by maryr at 1:07 PM on June 27, 2017 [3 favorites]


You ever try to sing O' Canada to the tune of Turkey in the Straw?

Doesn't work for shit.
posted by Naberius at 1:10 PM on June 27, 2017 [4 favorites]


I wonder how you square the equation that saving a wild animal is important - but that animal is a real jerk that hurts people (I mean, making a Postie bleed is not awesome).
posted by helmutdog at 1:43 PM on June 27, 2017 [1 favorite]


Why are the crows all dicks in Vancouver within the last five years? I grew up here and this meme of killer crows is a new one when I was a kid the crows had the sense to leave people able to grasp tennis rackets alone. Now, every time you step outside it becomes a Hitchcock wet dream. And I have to channel Rafel Nadel if I want to go into the backyard.
posted by Keith Talent at 1:59 PM on June 27, 2017 [2 favorites]


Welcome to the cycle of violence: people are mean to crows which teaches them that people are enemies so they swoop on people which starts the cycle all over again.
posted by Pyry at 2:19 PM on June 27, 2017 [3 favorites]


The mail in Vancouver is awful, at least from the US to there. I've pretty much given up sending my son anything but cards. Sometimes they arrive, sometimes they do not. Maybe Canuck the Crow knows something and is tired of not getting his mail.
posted by mermayd at 2:19 PM on June 27, 2017 [2 favorites]


heh.
posted by ArgentCorvid at 2:26 PM on June 27, 2017 [9 favorites]


I love the Canuck the Crow Facebook page. It's so interesting to get a closeup look at a crow.

Canada Post is very obstinate, and probably for good reason, when it comes to animals and posties. We used to keep our dog tethered in our front yard (I work from home so I was just feet away from her, through an open window) and Canada Post stopped the mail until we removed the dog.

It seems rather odd, though, that Canada Post would stop the mail in this case. At this time of year everyone should know that crows are aggressive. I was attacked the other day when I cut through a park. I didn't notice it, but a fledgling had fallen from the nest and I walked near it. The parents attacked. I didn't react since they didn't actually try to inflict any damage. No big deal, if you're prepared for it.

I would try to like Canada Post more but our postie damages my magazines and regularly delivers the neighbor's mail to us. How effing hard can it be.
posted by My Dad at 2:28 PM on June 27, 2017


I sense the presence of antibird sentiment in this thread.
posted by Pyrogenesis at 3:25 PM on June 27, 2017 [1 favorite]


I can't believe this was all one bird
posted by HakaiMagazine at 3:49 PM on June 27, 2017 [5 favorites]


everyone should know that crows are aggressive.

Not all crows...
posted by Naberius at 3:56 PM on June 27, 2017 [1 favorite]


You ever try to sing O' Canada to the tune of Turkey in the Straw?
Doesn't work for shit.


Try singing it to the tune of "Gilligan's Island".
posted by Greg_Ace at 4:00 PM on June 27, 2017


According to the Facebook page, Canada Post has resumed mail delivery to the neighborhood (but with no recognition of the social media campaign).
posted by My Dad at 5:46 PM on June 27, 2017 [1 favorite]




I'd be scared if I wasn't so impressed.

You stick it to those humans,bird!
posted by InkDrinker at 6:42 AM on June 28, 2017


I can't believe this was all one bird

For real, he gets around!

I know they enjoy dead/gross things, but what's he doing messing around with the tape at crime scenes?

Gets as good as he gives, too, ha

I guess crows are Vancouver's raccoons?

(I adore this post)

(Haven't slept that much but that's not why, it's just excellent)
posted by cotton dress sock at 8:24 AM on June 28, 2017


Crow with a career? Canuck to earn $12.27/hour 'working' at the PNE
The Fair at the PNE is expanding its staffing for the summer, but its latest hire might be a bit flighty.

The Pacific National Exhibition announced this week that well-known East Vancouver resident Canuck the crow has been added to its payroll.

Canuck is a bit of a celebrity in the area, and has made headlines ranging from pestering McDonald's patrons and swooping at Canada Post worker to hitching a free ride on the SkyTrain and stealing a knife from a crime scene. The divisive creature has was the subject of an art show last year, but was also allegedly injured on purpose at a soccer game in March.

Though his life has not been without controversy, the avian imp appears to be turning his life around, attempting to make an honest living.
The $1,000 he’ll earn will be donated to the Night Owl Bird Hospital in Kitsilano, where he was cared for last spring after being attacked by a man with a flagpole while visiting Adanac Park.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 9:12 PM on July 13, 2017 [1 favorite]


Canuck & I, a Telus Original documentary (18min, Facebook sorry).
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 12:55 PM on July 19, 2017 [1 favorite]


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