This is a true story that began
in 1998 when Rick & Diana acquired a wounded crow they named
Bob and ended up taking care of for almost a year. Within weeks
of the crow dying in 1999, they miraculously found a baby raven
aptly named Huey, that was about 15 days old and to young to fly.
Their goal was to get the bird back into the wild as quickly as
possible. They did everything human parents could; teaching it
to feed on what it would find in the wild, encouraging it to fly
but by far the most difficult challenge was teaching it to fear
what would harm it. Huey stayed for about six months and ended
up taking over the entire neighborhood. Rick and Diana had had
many great adventures with numerous animals, but Huey surpassed
them all. His intelligence, love of play, the way he teased other
animals, and learned to played dead was surprising enough. But
then they caught him letting the neighbors dogs out so he could
steal the dog food. And there's more. What's even more surprising,
was how Rick was able to use wild untrained
ravens to retell the story!
The story that started
our raven escapades, "Bob,
Huey & Me" is available on DVD and
in book form which may be purchased at an online e-store
called CreateSpace (red links) or
at Amazon.com (blue links).
of all ages who enjoy animals that play and love people!