**This story is from 2016. I mistakenly thought it was current, however it is still wonderful.**
Canuck probably hangs with a pretty tough murder.
Canuck the crow, Vancouver's most notorious bird, is being accused of flying away with a knife from a crime scene.
The crow has quite a reputation in Vancouver and its antics are regularly chronicled on social media, including a dedicated Facebook page that has a profile photo of the bird holding a knife in its beak.
Earlier on Tuesday, police had shot a man near Hastings and Cassiar streets. They were called to the scene of a car engulfed in flames. When they arrived, police said, they were confronted by a man with a knife.
Shots were fired and the man was arrested.
Vancouver Courier reporter Mike Howell said he saw the bird — which had a red tag on its leg as does Canuck — swoop in and pick up an object from inside an area cordoned off by police tape.
"A cop chased it for about 15 to 20 feet, and then the crow dropped it and took off," Howell told CBC.
"It was really strange. In my 20-plus years reporting from crime scenes, I've never seen anything like that crow trying to take a knife."
This is a very funny short story, told in a crappy overly compressed GIF and some doodle overlays. It’s brilliant. Wait for it.
Bird just hit the edge of the map pic.twitter.com/U9ruDPwJBZ — Nature is Lit🔥 (@NaturelsLit) April 2, 2020 Don’t let the Flat-Earthers find out that our world is just an unrendered level in a video game. Image via NeedPix / Public Domain
This is a java sparrow that’s learned to ride a tiny skateboard. Image: YouTube
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