“Like I’m watching a horror movie”: Menacing crows all over Fukushima town — “I didn’t know a place would become like this”

Published: March 13th, 2013 at 12:24 am ET
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Title: Empty streets, menacing crows and little hope in towns co-hosting Fukushima plant
Source: AJW by The Asahi Shimbun
Date: March 13, 2013

Empty streets, menacing crows and little hope in towns co-hosting Fukushima plant

[...] In Okuma, Kumika Takeuchi looked up at the many crows flying above a shopping district on March 10.

“I have no idea when they increased in number,” she said. [...]

The glass on the [grocery store] entrance door was smeared white with bird droppings, making it difficult to see inside.

As we moved closer, rancid odor from rotten food filled the air, and a crow suddenly flew out through a narrow opening in the damaged entrance.

Tomomi screamed. Around five more crows then smashed into the glass as they tried to make their escape.

At Futaba Shoyo High School, where Tomomi had attended, at least 100 crows were roosting in branches of a 50-meter line of trees.

“I feel like I’m watching a horror movie,” Tomomi said. “I did not know that a place would become like this after the people are gone.” [...]

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7 comments to “Like I’m watching a horror movie”: Menacing crows all over Fukushima town — “I didn’t know a place would become like this”

  • corium pudding corium pudding

    Crow droppings on glass doors are not uncommon, especially as spring nears. The crows get territorial as the breeding season approaches. They see their reflections in the glass and misinterpret it as a rival crow. So they flap up and down and peck at the glass, defecating at times. But they never seem to make their "competitors" go away, so every day they come back at a time when they can see their reflections and attack the glass again.

    I see this every year where I work. It's funny to watch, but the janitor hates it.


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    It's in the groundwater..
    Older clip..thoughts well delivered..IMHO
    May 25 2011

    Fukushima Daiichi Meltdown and the Effects on Groundwater

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DncyuP9Kzg

    Then there is this..

    Video: Quake shifted Fukushima underground water and pushed it to surface all at once — Still gushing out 18 months later

    http://enenews.com/video-quake-shifted-fukushima-underground-water-and-pushed-it-to-surface-all-at-once-still-gushing-out-18-months-later

    The earth all around Fukushima is dying.


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  • Yet another radiation contamination 'transport vector'.

    Crows eat dead, rotten stuff.

    There's probably been more dead things to eat over the last 2 years so it makes sense that the crow population would increase.

    …and if what they eat is contaminated then their droppings will also be contaminated. Their future offspring?

    When the rain or whatever washes the poop away, it goes somewhere. Into a drain, that goes to a river, that passes a field, that animals drink from, that then flow to the sea or evaporates into rain. Then the cycles repeat. Spreading and accumulating destroying life and ecosystems for decades and centuries to come.

    As long as Fukushima continues to emit radiation into the atmosphere and sea with no end in sight for a long time, then it seems to make sense that the number of transport vectors will only increase.

    Nobody really talks about that aspect.


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  • Sickputer

    One of Nuck's alltime best video compilations is what I call The Day of the Crows.

    See the crow eat a radiaoctive fish about 37 seconds into the clip at the old Unit 1 camera catwalk on June 26, 2011. Two more hang around in the nuclear fog:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbWimk6-jGA&feature=related


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  • m a x l i

    Crows are highly intelligent (unfortunately not intelligent enough to stay away from irradiated areas, but are we better?) They can use tools, even "manufacture" tools. They have means of communication with their friends, who will assemble from far distances, if there is food available.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZE4BT8QSgZk


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  • When I had my old earthquake blog up (not the current recent stub); and was learning Russian thru mobile surfing, I got so much Mil attention a neighbour died, the other had a nervous breakdown, 120 light bulbs popped in 3 years, music systems, heaters, etc.. I was a testing ground 3×8×7×52weeks a year… Well the spiders just loved it – started growing to sandwich filling size and building square webs….they love soaking up the rays…


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