I think we could all learn to fish better by watching this bird

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  1. Trapper

    Trapper Author, Writer, Photographer

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    This video is a couple of years old, but it's pretty amazing to me just how smart some critters are:



    I think we could learn a few things from this bird.

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  2. underachiever

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    Bait chucker. Not to mention, I took the video when the damn bird low holed me.
     
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  3. David Loy

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    No doubt. With a brain the size of (say) an acorn, it's operating at maybe 80% of capacity? 50%? Wish I could operate at 60%. Might not need a rod either.
    "Lured him in with crust of bread..."
    Like most I think, I have no love for crows, but have come to respect them quite a bit. We all know they're smart too but recent research is pretty impressive.
    Thanks for the look.
     
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    Cool vid .... thanks for sharing.
     
  5. Olive bugger

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    Is the bird smart, or is the fish stupid?

    I guess we could debate that issue for a long time.

    Bottom line is that the fish is dead, and the bird is full.
    The fish will not get more deader, but the bird will get
    hungry again. Hmmmmmmm.
     
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    That is good.
     
  7. Old Man

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    Do you have any idea what your talking about.
     
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    Somewhat!

    I did make the assumption that the fish was dead, but after the bird took a bite out of the fish, I presume that is a safe assumption.

    As far as the bird getting hungry again, that is pure conjecture on my part.
     
  9. David Loy

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    Sounded like a parable:
    Give a bird a fish and he'll be hungry tomorrow. Teach a bird to fish and he'll be hungry tomorrow, and he won't buy a drift boat.
     
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    I was with you right up to the drift boat. A bird that wise, will someday, realize that he can cover more water with a drift boat, than fishing from shore. Besides the bigger fish are in the faster runs and only a drift boat will cover them. Catch a bigger fish and feel the pangs of hunger less often.
     
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    But he needs a bigger pecker to fish out of a boat.
     
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    That beak looked pretty long to me.
     
  13. Old Man

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    I ain't touching this one.
     
  14. GATOR9

    GATOR9 Hey you guys

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    We went from bait chucker to an acorn size brain to a bigger pecker. I think we just discovered man.
     
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    Charlie, you're wrong on this one.
    The Part 2 video clearly shows that he drug it up on the rocks, got his camera, took a few hero shots,
    and released it.