They came at me when I was at my most vulnerable.
I had just got up
And gone outside to pee
and was crunching on a few cheese crackers.
“Give us yer loot!” the big one intimated
With hard, implacable eyes,
Big bony dagger drawn.
So I did
Throwing the crackers at them.
They grabbed it in their beaks and flew off
Black cloaks drawn around them
Into the big blue sky.
4 thoughts on “Three Thugs and a Mugging”
Yes, never tempt the crows, they’ll get you, sometime, somewhere, they’ll peck your eyes out, like they do to the lambs …
I often wonder about that, Carolyn. Do crows ever attack humans? Has there been an instance where a crow has pecked out a human eye?
An interesting question John. I think Crows would only attack a vulnerable human, an injured adult, or small child. They shy away quite readily. An adult human is much much bigger than a crow, or raven as they should be known. Did you know that, the Australian Crow isn’t actually a Crow at all, it’s a Raven. There are three Australian Crows and three Ravens, but it’s said that it’s difficult to tell the difference between them. I call them Crows, the ones I see in paddocks, on fences and flying off in groups or alone. I don’t know whether they are Crows though, or whether they’re Ravens. I just know the birds wouldn’t care one way or the other what I called them …
a reassuring answer. thanks Carolyn 🙂