Animal Battle Royal: Hooded Crows vs. Cat vs. Cat


The video below shows a pretty odd animal fight.  It starts out with a pair of hooded crows trying to chase off a cat. The hooded crows are probably nesting somewhere nearby and attempting to run off a potential predator.  These birds, like all crows, are smart and bold, so there's nothing too strange about that.  When another cat enters the scene and gets into it with the first cat, all while the hooded crows are continuing their attacks on the first cat, it turns into a very strange battle royal.

Battle Royal

What's interesting to me is that the hooded crows only attack the multi-colored cat and ignore the black one.  Hooded crows are intelligent enough to understand that the black cat is not another crow simply because it's black.  What do you think is going on with that?

(Warning: the video shows two cats violently fighting. It's not staged and is something that naturally happens.  That said, they are most likey stray, un-neutered male cats in a territorial dispute.  To minimize the possibility of this happening, make sure to spay or neuter your cats and keep them indoors.)



Photo is a screen capture of the video from Youtube.

David Mizejewski is a naturalist with the National Wildlife Federation. His goal is to inspire others to appreciate the wonders of nature. Meet David >







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