That’s A Hat Trick! | Flash Post 366
Button, this is the third episode that happened consecutively this week after I walked out into the garden.
What happened today?
I heard a lot of crows cawing away and felt scared for Messi. That scene in Alfred Hitchcock’s film The Birds where Melanie, a rich socialite, follows Mitch, a lawyer, to his home, to play a prank on him and gets attacked by all those crows, came back to mind and I almost ran out only to be greeted by our lordship, Messi, sitiing under the canopy in the terrace confidently and peeping out once in a while to make sure the birds weren’t coming for him.
What do you think those crows were upto?
One of them—could be the one who came to play KNOCK KNOCK with him the previous day—sat on the same ledge straining his neck as much as it would stretch looking for, I guess, our Messi!
You think this particular crow brought along his gang because he felt that they could together attack Messi? Or did they want to play with him?
I can’t say. What I can say, though, is that our Messi is very cautious. Not once did he leave his cover and venture out into the open space to play with them.
Crows, when united, can be ferocious and can go for the kill. Messi instinctively stayed out of their way and didn’t take the chance of venturing outside her comfort zone. Did you eventually find out why those crows had gathered?
Yes. I later found that a baby crow had died and was lying outside our terrace walls. They had congregated to bid their little one goodbye as crows, like all animals stand united in times of grief and follow the same rule in joyful times.