2018— “Nevermore”

Quoth the raven, “Nevermore.” This is Edgar.  Edgar is a Raven.  The source of his name should be obvious but if you aren’t familiar with The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe, you should be.   Edgar is a delightfully animated bird and with trainer Tony Suffredini, he put on quite the performance in his quest for treats at the California Foundation for Birds of Prey Open House recently.  I didn’t hear him quoth “nevermore” but I have no doubt he could be taught to do so.  Ravens are among the smartest, if not THE smartest, birds in the animal kingdom.  Edgar didn’t stray far from Tony during his performance.  He knew the source of his treats.  And, unlike some birds I know, well a particular Amazon  I live with,  he doesn’t bite the hand that feeds him.

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