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GRAY JAYS (PERISOREUS CANADENSIS) IN MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK, WASHINGTON.
LIKE ALL CORVIDS, GRAY JAYS ARE HIGHLY SOCIAL BIRDS THAT CACHE FOOD - CHARACTERISTICS OF ALL THE MOST INTELLIGENT FAMILIES OF BIRDS. SOCIAL INTERACTION AND FOOD CACHING REQUIRE SPATIAL THINKING, CAPACITY FOR LONG-TERM MEMORY, AND CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS, WHICH EXPLAINS WHY THEY’RE SO FUCKING SMART.
GRAY JAYS ARE KNOWN FOR STEALING FOOD FROM CAMPSITES AND FOR THEIR COMPLETE LACK OF FEAR OF HUMANS. ONCE AN INDIVIDUAL ASSOCIATES PEOPLE WITH FOOD, THAT ASSOCIATION NEVER GOES AWAY, AND THEY CAN BECOME AGGRESSIVE AND DOWNRIGHT OBNOXIOUS IN THEIR THIEVERY. DO NOT FEED THE GRAY JAYS. THEY ARE VERY CUTE, YES, BUT THEY WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU ALONE.
LIVING IN A NATIONAL PARK, THESE TWO BIRDS WERE WELL-ACCUSTOMED TO HUMANS AND HUMAN HANDOUTS AND FLEW INTO THE CAR WHEN A DOOR WAS OPEN AND STOLE GRANOLA OUT OF AN OPEN BAG, AND HAD TO BE VIOLENTLY CHASED AWAY. ONCE THE DOORS WERE SAFELY SHUT, ONE OF THEM LANDED ON A SIDE-VIEW MIRROR AND REMAINED THERE AFTER THE CAR STARTED DRIVING AND ONLY FLEW OFF AFTER WE HIT 20MPH. PERSISTENT LITTLE BASTARDS.

GRAY JAYS (PERISOREUS CANADENSIS) IN MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK, WASHINGTON.

LIKE ALL CORVIDS, GRAY JAYS ARE HIGHLY SOCIAL BIRDS THAT CACHE FOOD - CHARACTERISTICS OF ALL THE MOST INTELLIGENT FAMILIES OF BIRDS. SOCIAL INTERACTION AND FOOD CACHING REQUIRE SPATIAL THINKING, CAPACITY FOR LONG-TERM MEMORY, AND CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS, WHICH EXPLAINS WHY THEY’RE SO FUCKING SMART.

GRAY JAYS ARE KNOWN FOR STEALING FOOD FROM CAMPSITES AND FOR THEIR COMPLETE LACK OF FEAR OF HUMANS. ONCE AN INDIVIDUAL ASSOCIATES PEOPLE WITH FOOD, THAT ASSOCIATION NEVER GOES AWAY, AND THEY CAN BECOME AGGRESSIVE AND DOWNRIGHT OBNOXIOUS IN THEIR THIEVERY. DO NOT FEED THE GRAY JAYS. THEY ARE VERY CUTE, YES, BUT THEY WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU ALONE.

LIVING IN A NATIONAL PARK, THESE TWO BIRDS WERE WELL-ACCUSTOMED TO HUMANS AND HUMAN HANDOUTS AND FLEW INTO THE CAR WHEN A DOOR WAS OPEN AND STOLE GRANOLA OUT OF AN OPEN BAG, AND HAD TO BE VIOLENTLY CHASED AWAY. ONCE THE DOORS WERE SAFELY SHUT, ONE OF THEM LANDED ON A SIDE-VIEW MIRROR AND REMAINED THERE AFTER THE CAR STARTED DRIVING AND ONLY FLEW OFF AFTER WE HIT 20MPH. PERSISTENT LITTLE BASTARDS.

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