When i was growing up this lady down road had a pet crow. She had its tongue nipped and it had the largest vocabuary i have ever seen. Talked so clear like an african grey parrot. It was cool. We used to always hunt what we call the spring fling, march breeding time in nh. We used to hunt over my friends dairy farm when they would plow fields for planting. Would give them the dead ones to hang on fence and live crows would stay clear of planted fields. They are smart. I will post video of one i saw on utube that shows they are cool and smart.