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Grizzly bears, black bears, wolves, coyotes, cougars/ mountain lions,bobcats, wolverines, lynx, foxes, fishers and martens are the suite of carnivores that originally inhabited North America after the Pleistocene extinctions. This site invites research, commentary, point/counterpoint on that suite of native animals (predator and prey) that inhabited The Americas circa 1500-at the initial point of European exploration and subsequent colonization. Landscape ecology, journal accounts of explorers and frontiersmen, genetic evaluations of museum animals, peer reviewed 20th and 21st century research on various aspects of our "Wild America" as well as subjective commentary from expert and layman alike. All of the above being revealed and discussed with the underlying goal of one day seeing our Continent rewilded.....Where big enough swaths of open space exist with connective corridors to other large forest, meadow, mountain, valley, prairie, desert and chaparral wildlands.....Thereby enabling all of our historic fauna, including man, to live in a sustainable and healthy environment. - Blogger Rick

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Always known to be one of the brightest of the bird family, Researchers now think that Ravens " have the ability to see things through another person's eyes, and to think about what they might be thinking"...........These type cognitive skills are referred to as "Theory of Mind"........."Ravens are willing to eat just about anything, but especially meat................ "After a group comes across some carrion, and has eaten as much as they can, birds will tuck remaining bits into their throat pouches, then scoot off to bury the scraps in hidden caches they can come back to later"......... "It's a competitive game of hide-and-seek, in which subordinates often spy to see where a dominant has stashed a future meal, and try to fly in for a taste as soon as the dominant takes off"................. "Often, though, she knows they're watching" . "Ravens use all kinds of tricks to throw off competitors: burying their cache as quickly as they can, for instance, or doing their digging behind a visual barrier; afterwards, they may avoid the spot, hoping not to draw attention to their buried loot".................... "Some will even pretend to dig a hole while secretly keeping their snack in their throat pouch until they can find a more private spot"............... "It all points to the idea that they know they're being watched: that they can project other ravens' motives"........All of this points to the birds having THEORY OF MIND, just like we humans have

ravens(click on this link to read full article)

Ravens might possess a

 Theory of Mind, say


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