It’s like 1963 all over again! Read this:
A Bahraini man has been badly injured in an attack by crows, which swooped on him outside his home. Hassan Isa Buhasan, aged 30, was still being treated for a severe eye injury at the BDF Hospital yesterday.
He was leaving the family home in Sadad, Sitra [?], on Saturday morning, when three out of a flock of more than 30 crows swooped from the roof.
GDN – 10 July, ’07
The local affairs editor at Al-Wasat had a brainfart and thought that crows were Mynahs, and he even parenthesised the word to look smart!
Regardless, crows are a nuisance for sure and as they are not an indigenous bird, they can unbalance the nature of things in Bahrain. They are thought to be one of the causes for the plight of the local Bulbuls. The government has put a price on their heads; for every crow one kills, he receives a Dinar (I heard, I am not sure if this is still valid). We have them hanging around in the neighbourhood where they seem to especially like those tall communications towers and they do create such a racket.
I have observed that if even one descends into our garden, every other bird flies away, and I am almost convinced that it was one of those bastards that killed and eaten the Bulbul hatchling.
Even with that, I hesitate to accept that these birds would actively pursue an attack against a human. I wonder what actually transpired. In any case, I wish Hassan a speedy recovery.