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Oct 23, 2017

Devil birds

My family back home always seems so concerned for my safety here in land locked Gunma. Yesterday we even had a typhoon come through and my mom of course needed to make sure I was alive. While, yes, a bit damp and a few things thrown about by the wind, typhoons here never seem as bad as back home in Texas/Louisiana. Typhoons, most earthquakes, tsunami, most volcanic eruptions don't phase this part of Japan. I'm not afraid of any of them. Add in that Japan has such a low level of violent crime. I feel completely safe. What I am afraid of,  though, are the crows.  I have had fewer things stolen in Japan and less things destroyed than by crows attacking the stuff in my bicycle basket. One even cracked open a bottle of coffee just to terrorize me. They are huge, territorial and just plain bullies. Beware of the birds.

edthethe

edthethe

American step mom with beautiful Brazilian babies. Raising them in Japan. I'm a crafter too


2 Comments

  • genkidesu

    on Oct 24

    Yes! Why do they seem like 4 times the size of a normal crow here?! It’s like birds on steroids or something!

  • edthethe

    on Oct 24

    @genkidesu right? This one bird was heavy enough to knock over my bike. I'm used to little cackling ravens. These things are scary