Although I do not know the answer to the Mad Hatter’s riddle posed to Alice in Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland:  “Why is a Raven like a writing desk?”, I do know how to tell a raven from a crow!

I have heard raven and crow used interchangeably to describe any large black bird.  In fact there are many ways a common crow and a raven are alike.  They both are the same color, all black from beak to legs.  They both exhibit boisterous, aggressive behavior if they feel threatened.  It is not uncommon for either of them to drive off an owl or a hawk.  Both are highly intelligent, playful, and are good at solving puzzles.  I witnessed a crow open my suet basket with ease and fly off with its prize!  So thievery is on their agenda as…



Source by Connie Smith