|Barb Kirpluk's paintings|
Barb points out the website 'Crow Busters' as an example, where they have all sorts of info and celebrations about culling crows including videos.
|Some crow friends who befriended me on a road-trip earlier this year|
But I do come across people who cringe and look at me as if I'm friends with Charlie Manson when I mention that I like crows and consider them one of my spirit animals.
The Yin/Yang of the Cock and the Crow?
I understand some of the reasoning behind people's fear and dislike of crows and how they see them as being cruel and cunning animals, but if I wanted the cruelest animal on earth as my totem animal then I would have to pick a human.
|'Clay Pot Sparrow', by Barb Kirpluk|
I saw plenty of sparrows on my walk around the streets of Melbourne and it was plain to see they were becoming a pest with one Hungry Jack's store putting up nets to no avail apparently.
|Would you like fries with your order sparrow?-)|
|Sparrows hunting around on the streets of Melbourne, Australia|
Even the kangaroo is considered a pest in Australia by farmers and hunters who like to go out and shoot them and ditto for the cute little rabbits that were introduced into Australia and have gone wild.
Some Australians consider kangaroos to be pests
I guess we all have certain animals we find magical, but are considered a pest by others and my magic animal would have to be the crow.
"Conversely, evidence that Fodderwing was nesting was manifested by his intense interest in hunting baby rabbits.
Since rabbit meat makes up the major potion of a young crow's diet, this behavior led me to believe there were Scrap youngsters to feed."
A Wonderland of Coincidence in the Book Cellar
|A crow friend who befriended me on a road-trip earlier this year|