In this article we’re going to talk about – Do cougars eat crows?
We all know how smart and intelligent crows are
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!
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?
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
- 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
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
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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
- Hawks (Do hawks eat 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
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