“Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary," the genus Corvus
totally took advantage of me. Ok, so that's not exactly how Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven"
actually goes, but it could be, because crows, ravens, rooks, and jackdaws are totally playing you. Considered some of the smartest animals of Earth— on par with many non-human primates—these black birds make tools like wire hooks
and even set nuts in front of our tires so they can later retrieve
the meat when our cars crack them. Admire all you want, but they never promised they came in peace.