When I lived in southern New England, during the late 90's finding a dead crow in strange situations (especially DOR) was treated as a possible indication of West Nile virus which was at that time causing fairly high mortality among corvids. Not suggesting WNV in these two cases, but DOR crows are fairly rare.
Rick Enser, Braintree
From: Larry and Mona Rogers <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Wednesday, July 13, 2011 6:44 AM
Subject: [VTBIRD] A Cliche Refuted.
I had always heard "You never see a road-killed crow - they're too =
smart." I've seen two different dead crows on the road in the last =
week. Coincidence? Or is something more sinister going on?
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