I was really depressed for the last two days because I left my ring on the lawn and the crows stole it BC shiny. It's irreplaceable and Akkas gave it to me two years ago so I was devastated. I dredged the pond and used a metal detector all over the lawn but it was gone. But today I cooked the crows bacon in the morning and this afternoon it was returned RIGHT WHERE I LEFT THE BACON!!!!!
@ghost_bird always a friend to crows! they have gifted me a couple of shiny bits in the last few years but i was honestly shocked they blessed me with the ring. very grateful for Artemis and Hephaestus going above and beyond like that.
@godtierchaoticgay I knew crows were clever but I didn't know they were clever enough to observe you for weeks, analyze and deduce your emotional weak points and then exploit them fully to get cooked meats.
@godtierchaoticgay That is simultaneously creepy and glorious in equal measure.
Of course, now you have trained them to take shiny things hostage in return for "bacon as ransom." I'm not sure where this will go ...
@godtierchaoticgay cook them bacon again tomorrow and see what they bring you. Crows have been trained to collect money, even steal it. They are WAY smarter than anyone knows
@godtierchaoticgay I don’t know that any act could match your user name more snugly than “I traded bacon for a lost irreplaceable ring”
@godtierchaoticgay Crows are a lot more intelligent than many people realize. I'd bet they have observed you enough to know that leaving something for you would bring a positive response.
Either that, or they appreciated your service as a waitress / server and left you a tip.
@godtierchaoticgay And somewhere a Crow is writing a paper "Operant Conditioning in the Common Human"
Moral: Man can peacefully coexist with nature. (Excepting pigs.)
Also: Crows are natures extortionists.
Large crow: 'Nice ring, shame if anything happened to it, in a 'lack of bacon for the hungry crows' kind of way...'
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