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The Crow

birds.jpgOn New Year's day, Carita came back from taking the dog for a walk with a bundle wrapped up in her scarf - an injured crow. Cold, hungry, and unable to fly, our bathroom was quickly given over to it, and by the following day she'd transformed the bathroom into a Finnish woodland habitat, complete with part of our Christmas tree serving as a perch for the bird.

This of course made going to the toilet something of a strange experience, especially for me, whom the crow hadn't yet developed such a close bond with. Some people meditate, others do yoga, but I attain that same hypnotic state on the toilet, which isn't quite as easy when there's a pair of glistening, black eyes and a big sharp beak staring at you. With Hitchcock films running through my mind and unsure whether it would make a fatal error and mistake part of my anatomy for food, my toilet visits were cut short. Ira, meanwhile, would hang around outside the bathroom door, waiting for an opportunity to get in and have the crow as a snack.

After a few days, however, Carita decided that the bird was well enough to move to our balcony, which it has now been given free reign of, and I can once again reach my state of nirvana in the bathroom. Still unable to fly, it does however seem quite happy just to sit on it's perch and wait for it's meals to be delivered.

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Nothing wrong with a nice plump crow....
Here is one of my favourite reciepies.........

Crow Pie

1 crow
stuffing of your choice
salt and pepper
shortening
flour
2 Pie crust mixes
2-3 hard-boiled eggs

Stuff the crow. Loosen joints with a knife but do not cut through.
Simmer the crow in a stew-pan, with enough water to cover, until
nearly tender, then season with salt and pepper. Remove meat from
bones and set aside.

Prepare pie crusts as directed. (Do not bake)

Make a medium thick gravy with flour, shortening, and juices in
which the crow has cooked and let cool.

Line a pie plate with pie crust and line with slices of hard-boiled
egg. Place crow meat on top. Layer gravy over the crow. Place
second pie dough crust over top.

Bake at 450 degrees for 1/2 hour.

CU

CD

Simon thats terrible! :) It already has a name and everything. Although Ira would apreciate that recipe.

I had a crow as a pet when I was a little chap. This was when I lived on the Isle of Wight.
Caw used to ride on the handlebars of my bike. His best effort was following my M8s and me into Woolworths in Ryde
CD - you have no soul!

Simon - Squirrels, crows what's a small animal to do these days to escape your wrath?

PS I've heard squirrel soup is good...dunno about crows though, think I agree with Carita. Crows are supposed to be quite trainable I belive if his flight fails to return...

it looks like the squirrels are fighting back anyway!

Russian squirrel pack kills dog

Don't start me on squirrels !
Mrs Dragon buys £18 sacks of
peanuts to help the birds combat bird flu......

Then we noticed a write up in
"Squirrel Weekly "advertising
Merryfield as a great source
of free food !

I was told tree rats were inedible but I now have two
reciepies if anyone needs
them. ( a bit like chicken)

CU

CD

Squirrels are quite good curried.
Jondeau eats them semi-raw though

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