RESEARCHERS for the WA Nature Authority found over 200 dead crows near the Great Northern Highway recently, and there was concern that they may have died from Avian Flu.
A Bird Pathologist examined the remains of all the crows, and, to everyone’s relief, confirmed the problem was definitely NOT Avian Flu.
The cause of death appeared to be vehicular impacts.
However, after analysis it was determined that 98 per cent of the crows had been killed by impact with trucks, while only two per cent were killed by an impact with a car.
An Ornithological Behaviourist was called to determine if there was a cause for the disproportionate percentages of truck kills versus car kills.
The Ornithological Behaviourist very quickly concluded the cause: when crows eat roadkill, they always have a lookout crow in a nearby tree to warn of impending danger.
The conclusion was that while all the lookout crows could say “cah”, none could say “truck”.