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Posted by roguevalley in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Mon Nov 23rd 2009, 02:57 AM
FAIRBANKS -- Ravens have feelings, too, at least judging from an eerie scene Tuesday morning on Minnie Street in east Fairbanks.

After two ravens roosting on top of a power transformer were electrocuted, hundreds of ravens showed up within a minute or two and started silently circling overhead and perching in nearby trees.

Rod Stephens, owner of Rod's Saw Shop across the street, saw the scene play out before his eyes after a man pulled into the shop and reported seeing sparks flying on top of the transformer.

"I walked out there and there were all these birds just circling. There were ravens in all the trees," he said. "It was weird."

Stephens estimated the number of ravens at "a couple hundred."

"It was like that movie, 'The Birds,' " he said. "I walked out and wasn't sure if they were going to start dive-bombing me."


Ravens are federally protected birds and they are holy creatures in cultures up here. They also fly for the fun of it, rip your windshield wipers off for sport and caw and crackle and pop when they get cold, fuzz up their feathers on the top of some high place and bitch about the cold. I love them.
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