As a parrot lover and keeper, I had a friend who used to rehab animals. Whenever she got a crow, we used to have sooo much fun. Everybody would want to always volunteer to sit with the crows. You have to be licensed to keep crows -technically that is. These birds can mimic better than any parrot and are so incredibly smart. Crows are very sacred animals not only here in the West, but also in the East. Chinese, Nepalis and the Indian culture worship the crows in many various ways. In Nepalis culture there is actually an association with the Goddess's Durga and Laxmi. Around the holdiay Doshain (in Nepalis culture), they do a serious week long pooja ceremony worshipping the crows.
There also used to be a tribal clan in the N.Eastern United States, long before it was ever called the United States of course. They say these people were shapeshifters and could go from being human to crow. They called them the Crow people, but they actually had another Native Indian name. It's been so long since I've seen anything written about this, but Native Americans know of this particular tribe. I can't believe that they allow people to shoot crows, there is no purpose for this. Especially the area mentioned is so near where the crow tribe lived. One things for sure, I would never harm a crow, it might not be very good luck. Who knows, one of those tribal people may come back to haunt you and make your life miserable...not very good.
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