The Ruffled Crow

Animation, Art, and Other Shiny Things

The Legend of the Scarecrow – Carlos Lascano

The Legend of the Scarecrow from Carlos Lascano is a multiple-award winning animation telling the story of a scarecrow who wants to make friends with the birds and why crows are black.

You can find more at Mr Lascano’s website.

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4 responses to “The Legend of the Scarecrow – Carlos Lascano

  1. batgurrl March 24, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    Thank you for this little short Crow film. If you have ever befriended a crow they will never forget you and if you have pissed them off watch out.

    So, how they got black is probably not quite like this but I’m going with it because they are so like this.

    Keep up the good work Mr. Ruffled Crow!!

    • ruffled crow March 24, 2012 at 5:13 pm

      Thanks, Ms Batgurrl! I grew up in a rather odd household (lotsa ties with the local zoo) and we had several crows come through, some for short-term rehab and a few that couldn’t go back to the wild for any number of reasons. In fact my mom has a crow now (Tarka) that is a permanent resident. She also still has a great rapport with the local murders in the neighborhood. Not surprising I guess as they’re probably descendents/relatives of the crows we released way back when.

      Have you seen that great PBS Nature show called “A Murder of Crows”? Has a bit about a study the did at the local university (I live and grew up just north of UW) that showed that crows have a way of passing along visual memories. Believe it’s the film that also shows crows problem solving puzzles that require multiple steps and tool-use.

      Incredible birds, yessiree! Thanks again for the comment!

    • ruffled crow March 24, 2012 at 5:20 pm

      Just stopped by your blog. A gurrl after my own heart!! What a most excellent blog. Am I reading right that you’re a Seattlite too? In any event, your blog has got a fan!

      • batgurrl March 24, 2012 at 9:19 pm

        LOL – isn’t it a small world. Yes we are both from Seattle. And the reason I am so facinated by the black babies is we raised one. I saved Ellie from the cat after she fell out of her nest.

        Sweetest & smartest creatures. Her family has moved in but she lives several blocks down. The main reason I can ID her is cause she has a gimpy leg.

        Good to know a fellow crow lover r

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