All better with hat

All better with hat

This is Canuck the Crow. He once stole a knife from a crime scene here in Vancouver.

He’s almost instantly recognizable, due to the red leg band and his friendliness around humans.

Just last year he was “assaulted” by a concerned parent and knocked unconscious during a children’s soccer tournament, which led to a bit of a manhunt for the suspect.

Canada really is a caricature of itself sometimes...

He’s almost instantly recognizable, due to the red leg band and his friendliness around humans... well as the little winter hat he wears during colder months.

This is Canuck the crow, resident to Vancouver, Canada! He used to come into my (open-walled) work space and poop on my computer :c

Classic Canuck

He looks much more approachable now.


Canuck the Crow. One of Vancouver, British Columbia's finest denizens.

What kind of dog is this??

Did the parent say sorry?

So, do all Canadians in Vancouver know who this crow is?

Reminds me of this ol' Reddit trope!

Reminds me of this ol' Reddit trope!

Just to be clear, the “assault” doesn’t need quotation marks - Canuck was knocked unconscious for 10-15 mins in the totally unprovoked attack, and then hospitalized for over a week with a head injury.


I’m sorry, I don’t know the answer.

I'm gonna go on a hunch and make a wild guess. Is this in Canada?

I met him when he came to our film shoot at the PNE and was taking grapes from our craft services table and hiding them under a tarp. The next day, filming was paused when he perched on our camera. That was just about a week before the knife incident. Couldn't believe my eyes when I saw him on the local news.


Anyone with internet access. He shows up in a lot of Facebook memes and local news, so if you know someone from Vancouver they've probably shared it/at least seen it once.

"Am I going to let you do this again? Nevermore."

Here's a documentary about Canuck the Crow's story :)

It looks like Canuck the Crow, an east Vancouver resident of some notoriety.

So, maybe/probably Canada.

In hindsight, you’re totally right... to be knocked unconscious for that long can cause serious brain damage and I shouldn’t have been making light of it :(

I’ve just never heard the term assault used for animals, so it sounded really odd to me, but that doesn’t lessen the impact when animals abused or intentionally wounded.

My heart broke a little reading that. Poor birb :(

Now he's the flyest crow in the block.

People are raven about it.

Is this a cat in the hat?

This shows that you don't have to wear a cap backwards to be cool.

Canuck stole a $20 out of my buddy's work van and wouldn't give it back until my buddy handed over his sandwich.

I'm sorry you don't know the answer

He looks awesome. I would love to put a hat on my African Gray, but I really like having fingers.

Haha but jokes aside, I genuinely do find them adorable as well. The beady eyes, their little hands holding their little food, and the way they run away when they’re scared when a train is coming. Quick little dudes! Run! The train is coming!

If this was any other bird I wouldn’t believe you, but Canuck definitely has the balls to rob your friend and hold his money hostage for a sando

its ironic that people reconize him for the red on his arm, as even han solo couldn't reconize 3p0 when he had a red arm.

Only if he apologized after!

He’s done “interviews” with some of our well known news anchors too. I wonder how special he feels among crows...

Confirmed: this is Canuck. Recognize his neighborhood and leg band anywhere.

"It's me, Canuck! You probably didn't recognize me because of the red band."

And don't forget the rats. Such lovable little creatures.

Local celebrity. Stole a knife from a crime scene once and had been on the news a bunch of times. I'd say quite a few know.

Yeah but coming up with crow puns is murder.

I may be biased for living in New York, but I found pigeons and squirrels to be the cutest animals.

Spotted the Canadian posing as an American.

I'm sorry Americans aren't nicer to Crow Buddies.

People are crowing about it.


He gets into a lot of trouble.

The joke is that he's out on parole and the red band is his ankle monitor.

What kind of asshole hits a bird >:(

That would be asscheeks, taint, and so on.

Why aren't your's‽

Man, I wish we had a friendly celebrity crow in my city.

I want to put a winter hat on it :(

Nice username, "YOU SEE THE HAT!?"

I was told the cops are having a hard time investigating because there are people around the asshole that are protecting him.

I don't know if I'm secretly Canadian because I got riled up reading that.

Why are your exclamation points italicized?

East Van has some of the highest rates of opiate abuse in North America. He was raised on these mean streets, and don’t take shit from no one.

No, that's a tortoise...

When the train goes through the tunnel there is a small vacuum effect. It pulls things to one side. Jacket flaps, hair, exclamation marks.

Did they catch the asshole that knocked him out?

What a handsome guy, all prepared for the cold weather. <3

As an American, I’m sorry.

Of all the animals to do that to, it has to be one of the most stupid choices, since they can remember your face, harass you and even communicate who you are to other crows.

Christ on a bicycle, that is a well fed bird lol.

Now I want /sub/crowswearinghats to be a thing.


Little known fact: most crows in Canada wear winter caps hat in the winter.


Nah, there isn’t any follow up on the search for witnesses and suspects.

People were pisssed though, so I’m sure the parent got theirs

Haha as a fellow African grey owner, this made me lol :)

Who you cawing a raven?

He’s almost instantly recognizable, due to the red leg band and his friendliness around humans.

"Oh hey, that's Canuck the Crow. I recognize him because of his red leg band and friendliness around humans... also he's the only bird in the world who wears a hat."

Logs like he skipped leg day though. Iseemyselfout

Bird is still on the fence about the hat.

Progressive AND avid bird fucker! What a nice combination!

First seeing it: Hey, isn't that the crow that stole that knife?

Reads comments: Holy crap it totally is!

Did the guy responsible get fined at least?! I'm ready to get out the pitchforks if not.

He actually got a job at the PNE last summer haha.

Best I can do is /sub/birdswitharms

Thanks for posting this! I always loved seeing Canuck around East Van before I moved. It's cool to see him becoming more than just a local celebrity.

When you got a nice hat and someone mentions it and you feel nice.

Most recently, Canuck made headlines after he bit a Canada Post employee, prompting the postal service to temporarily halt delivery to a neighbourhood near the PNE.

LMFAO - 12 houses stopped getting their mail cuz of this. I love this bird!!!!!!!!!!

You work in an office where wild animals are free to come and go?

Canuck has been working out!

Who would assualt a crow? The heck hope that person gets a small fine, let him buy more tiny hats!

nope. i get so angry when people chase them away- they are incredibly intelligent, beautiful creatures.

i want to make friends with crows.

but say sorry after

I’m full blown American and have a Canuck tattoo. I love this crow and his human, Shawn.

But wait, theres more!


I remember Shaun not being able to locate him. I was livid! The parent (volunteer for the soccer game) still needs to be charged with animal abuse. Canuck was in intensive care for over a week.

He looks like he has a quest to give me

For the uninitiated

I like turtles.


No, it was more like "sooorey"

I see all these people who can put cute clothes and harnesses on their birds, and I look at my TAG and wonder how they do it.

Long live Canuck!

Here’s the thing...

Oh man this takes me back...

Am I the only one that think's Corvus are pretty birbs to begin with?

Fucking assholes. What the fuck who just goes around beating up random animals.

Sometimes I'm okay with this timeline

Is “put it on a bird” the new version of “put a bird on it”?

Every day is wing day

If you follow "canuck and i" on Facebook, you get pics like this almost every day



Pfft. All hat, no shiny baubles