Phone calls poured into different authorities about hundreds of dead crows along a busy stretch of highway near Boston Massachusetts. The Massachusetts Health Commission called for an investigation and the wheels of bureaucracy began to turn.
With a mind to the recent bird flu scare, the crow carcasses were carefully gathered up and documented by technicians in Hazmat suits. After a couple of days a public announcement was made. Autopsies showed that the dead crows, 318 in total, all died from vehicular collisions. Strangely however, they were able to ascertain by the paint on the beaks of the crows that all but two of these crows were struck by trucks, only two were hit by cars.
An Ornithologist (bird expert) was called in. He explained that crows were a very intelligent member of the bird family. Crows always have lookouts posted in treetops and other vantage points and stand watch while others feed on the ground, or in this case, on the highway. The problem was that while crows have no trouble shouting CAW, CAW none of them could say truck.