Watch this display of epic intelligence as a crow uses bait to lure in and catch a fish. If only it were that easy!
Considered one of the smartest animals in existence, crows are known to not only use tools, but make them also.
In the video below it is easy to see just how smart the crow actually is, as this one drops a piece of bait in to a shallow pool and waits for a bite.
Taking the active approach, this crow lands on a piece of pipe with bait already in his beak. Looking to create some attraction he seemingly breaks off small pieces and produces a crow sized chum slick. By the ripples appearing in the water his tactic evidently is working. In one last stroke of genius he drops the full piece of bait and snares the unsuspecting fish with surgical precision.
Where humans have gone home skunked this crow secures dinner in a matter of seconds.
Perhaps there are lessons to be learned.