Do Cougars Eat Crows

In this article we’re going to talk about – Do cougars eat crows? 

We all know how smart and intelligent crows are

Did you know crows can talk? Check out my article – Can crows talk?

We will also talk about what else cougars eat

Also, if you’re interested in learning if crows eat small animals then you’ll find this article interesting indeed!

Sound good?


Let’s get started!

Will a Cougar Eat a Crow?

Yes! Cougars will eat crows

I mean, they can jump up to 18 feet in the air 

Although they wouldn’t specifically hunt a crow as crows are birds and they can just fly away

Another reason why a cougar won’t bother hunting for a crow is because crows tend to roost on rooftops or branches high up in the tree

Now yes, cougars can climb very well, but climbing a tree for a small crow (In their eyes) would be too much work for them

That is why they would rather prey on bigger prey such as a deer or a raccoon

Also, cougars tend to hunt at night

Which means crows would be a very difficult meal to catch as crows roost in high places

That depends if a cougar wants to take the effort to climb up a tree and eat a crow (Which I highly doubt)

One thing to mention is, sometimes crows will spend time on the ground if they are eating

So this leads me to my next point

Can a Cougar Eat a Crow If It Is On the Ground?

Of course

That is if the cougar quick and quiet enough to catch it

Problem is, if a crow hears or sees a cougar it would just fly away

It might be difficult for a cougar to catch it

If it’s a dead crow. that’s an easy for a cougar

What Does a Cougars Eat?

Cougars mainly feed on larger animals

That is why a crow would be something at the bottom of the list for a cougar

They eat large animals such as

  • White-tailed deer
  • Mule deer
  • Elk
  • Bighorn sheep

However, if they are hungry and it’s necessary, a cougar would hunt and eat pretty much any small animal

This includes the following

  • Coyotes
  • Bobcats
  • Beavers
  • Porcupines
  • Raccoons
  • Opossums
  • Skunks
  • Pigs
  • Armadillos

They have also been known to eat mice and insects

Cougars usually hunt at night

Do Crows Eat Small Animals?

Crows would eat small animals

After all they are omnivores so they pretty much would eat anything

So which small animals do crows eat?

These include small mammals, amphibians, reptiles, eggs, and carrion

Have a read of my articles

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What Animals Eat Crows?

Although crows eat small animals

They are a prey of bird for other larger predators

Here are 6 natural predators and enemies of crows

Do Crows Eat Rodents?

Yes crows do eat rodents

They would hunt, chase and kill mice, rats, chipmunks

It’s not something they would do all the time

Usually they eat things they find on the floor like breadcrumbs or food human have thrown away

Wrapping Up

Cougars eat crows if the opportunity comes their way

They won’t go specifically to hunt and eat a crow because they are birds

Crows are not readily available (if that makes sense)

Rather, a cougar would hunt and eat a deer which is their normal prey





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