Jul 14, 2018
I never really noticed or paid attention to crows. Although, there are a lot more crows in Japan than in my hometown back in America. One day, they made me notice them...
I have two trash days a week at my apartment for burnable garbage. I stayed at a friends house, so I happened to miss one day. It happens every once in a while. When this happens, my trash tends to get too full. Therefore, I had the great idea of sitting my trash on my veranda so that it would not be in the way, since I only have a studio apartment. I have done this a few times, and nothing every happened.
Then one day, the stupid jerk crows came to have a feast at my balcony, and tore up my trash. It was a mess. There is no picture for a good reason. It was so gross. It happened to rain that day too, which just made everything worse. I didn't even have that much food trash in my can. I had maybe the ends of some vegetables I cut and just a tiny bit of scraps. Never the less, they got to it.
Needless to say, I do not leave my trash on my veranda anymore and I don't recommend it. Cleaning it was such a pain. Moral of the story: beware of the crows. I don't miss trash day anymore...
In hindsight, I have sometimes seen the trash torn up on the streets. I just never imagined it was crows. Back in my hometown, we have raccoons, instead of crows, that get into trashcans. I guess, without thinking, I just assumed it was raccoons. I now know that it is not. It is those pesky black birds.
Good luck with your trash; don't make my mistake. Haha.
Teacher, Traveler, Dancer
Currently living in Gifu
I love Japan, dance, cats, food, and fashion!