Canuck the Crow: criminal bird or crime fighter?

While the police were busy at the crime scene, Canuck took advantage of their distraction and swooped in.
While the police were busy at the crime scene, Canuck took advantage of their distraction and swooped in. (Photo: iStock)

It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s Supercrow?

A resident crow in Vancouver, B.C. decided to interfere with a crime investigation last week. The crow, dubbed Canuck the Crow, has been accused of making off with a knife from a crime scene.

Did Canuck try to make off with the knife because it’s shiny and he wanted it or did he want to conduct his own crime investigation?

The jury’s still out on that one.

The crow swooped up the knife last week after police responded to a call about a burning car at a local McDonald’s parking lot. When police got to the scene, they encountered a man with the knife that confronted the officers and was shot in the process.

While the police were busy at the crime scene, Canuck took advantage of their distraction, swooped in, swiped the knife and flew away with it. A police officer chased the crow for about 15 to 20 feet where the bird dropped the knife and fled the scene. It is unclear at this time if charges will be filed against the crow!

This is not the first time Canuck has had a brush with the law.

Last year Canuck was accused of attacking a cyclist in East Vancouver, which is close to the same area as the one in which the car fire occurred. The cyclist later wrote the incident off as a “friendly encounter”.

Turns out, Canuck is a rescue bird that was rehabilitated in that neighbourhood and has hung around there ever since.

The infamous Canuck even has his own social media following and currently has over 26,000 followers on Facebook.

In fact, Canuck is so famous in that neighbourhood that CBC journalist Dan Burritt conducted a mock interview with him.

If Canuck the Crow ever gets a side-kick, may we suggest as per The Simpsons, the following names: Russell Crow, Crow Diddley, Cameron Crow, Hume Crow-nyn or Gregory Peck?

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