Clever Crows Prove Aesop’s Fables

Crow and Pitcher Aesop's FablesI went for a walk yesterday in the afternoon.

As I was walking, I saw a crow flying with something big in its mouth. It landed not far from me on the pavement, and started walking toward a big puddle of water along the pavement, made by the heavy rain that fell during the morning.

When I looked a little closer, I saw that the crow was carrying in its beak a big slice of dry bread.

To my surprise, it walked straight into the puddle and dropped the slice of bread into the water. It waited for a little while, and then turned the slice of bread on its other side, letting it soak in the water from both sides, so as to make it soft and easier to eat.

All this happened too fast, and since I was absorbed in watching the crow, I didn’t have the time to photograph what it did.

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