Joke: Road Kill Study

by Rebecca on November 10, 2013

in Animal Jokes

Researchers
for the
Massachusetts Turnpike
Authority found over 200
dead crows near greater
Boston 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, during the detailed
analysis it was noted that varying
colors
of paints appeared on the
bird’s beaks and claws. By analyzing
these paint residues it was
determined that 98% of the crows had been
killed by impact with trucks, while
only 2% were killed by an impact with
a car.

MTA then hired an
Ornithological Behaviorist to determine if there
was a cause for the
disproportionate percentages of truck kills versus
car kills.

The Ornithological
Behaviorist very quickly concluded the cause:
when crows eat road kill, they
always have a look-out crow in a nearby
tree to warn of impending danger.
They discovered that while all the
lookout crows could shout
“Cah”, not a single one could shout
“Truck.”


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