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Crows are by no means easy of capture in any form of trap, and they are generally as coy and as shrewd in their approach to a trap as they are bold in their familiarity and disrespect for the sombre scarecrows in the corn field. The “Fool’s Cap” crow-trap consists of a little cone of stiff paper, about three or four inches in diameter at the opening. This is imbedded in the ground, up to its edge, and a few grains of corn are dropped into it. The inside edge of the opening is then smeared with bird lime. The crow, on endeavouring to reach the corn, sinks his bill so deep in the cone as to bring the gummy substance in contact with the feathers of his head and neck, to which it adheres in spite of all possible efforts on the part of the bird to throw it off. But this simple device will often mislead the smartest and shrewdest crow, make a perfect fool of him, not dreaming of the result he will in due course be unable to feed and perish.
Cover photo-Mosiac on Cygnet House, Gravesend