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Re: Interesting crow behavior!

On Sun, 13 Jun 1999, Jaime A. Headden wrote:

> John Bois wrote:

>   Yaaah! Smartest passerines around, and you want to
> stone 'em? No, I know it was a joke.
"Stone the crows" is an old Australian expression meaning: Well I'll be
gosh darned.

>   Could the crow (what species?) be using the ants to
> rid itself of pests, and then remove the tools? I know
> this is a biggie, and Greg Bear suggested it in
> _Dinosaur Summer_ (1998).

The crow is the common bird found in suburban Maryland.  It ate the ants
immediately so I doubt they could mediate any pest crisis.