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Santa Banta English
13th January, 2021 16:14 IST
The Goa Police have found a large number of dead crows on the Goa-Karnataka highway early this morning, and there was concern that they may have died from Avian Flu.

A�Pathologist examined the remains of all the crows, and to everyone's relief, confirmed the problem was NOT Avian Flu.

The cause of death appeared to be from vehicular impacts. However, during analysis it was noted that varying colours of paints appeared on the bird's beaks and claws.

By analysing these paint residues it was found that 98% of the crows had been killed by impact with motorbikes, while only 2% were killed by cars.

The investigators then commissioned an Ornithological Behaviourist to determine if there was any specific reason for the disproportionate percentages of motorbike kills versus car kills.

The ornithological behaviourist discovered that when crows eat road kill, they always have a look-out crow to warn others of danger.

They finally concluded that while all the lookout crows could shout "Cah!", not a single one could shout "Bike!".�
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