Necrophiliac crows that have sex with corpses are terrifyingly common

At least one crowmeo in this flock is likely to have a very a dark kink (Photo: Getty)Kaeli Swift, who’s studying for her PhD at the University of Washington, is interested in ‘thanatology’, which is the science of death.

But one fine day in April 2015 she saw a live crow approach a corpse before ‘thrashing in that unmistakable manner’. Now she’s finally published the results of a three year study which followed.

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buy canada goose jacket cheap ‘What we think happens is that during the breeding season, some birds simply can’t mediate a stimulus (the dead crow) that triggers different behaviours, so instead they respond with all of them,’ she This may be because the crow is less experienced, or more aggressive, or has some neurological issue with suppressing inappropriate responses. buy canada goose jacket cheap

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