Thursday, May 5, 2011
Shark Valley National Park - The Everglades
One thing Shark Valley has is alligators. Lots of gators. On one of our bicycle excursions, we counted over 150 of them, many laying in the road making it necessary to ride around them!
Crows are also residents of Shark Valley. At the tower, the park offers bike racks for bicyclists to store their bikes while climbing the tower. The crows have become very efficient at getting the food the bicyclists might have packed away on their bikes.
I was sitting on a picnic bench watching the crows. They were brazen, utterly unafraid of my presence. Ignoring me and my camera they alit on a bike seat and proceeded to unzip the storage bags with their beak, pulling out potato chips, crackers or whatever else they could find. They would then proceed to tear the wrappings apart and eat their fill!
In this shot, you can see the crow has already unzipped the bag and is now working to pull out a bag of chips. Amazing!
at May 05, 2011