The premise of Alfred Hitchcock’s classic movie “The Birds” is about birds storming an entire town and causing mayhem to the lives of the townsfolk. Now, imagine if it happened in real life?
This is the hell Shiva Kewat, a labor worker from the Sumela village in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India, is facing every single day after he killed a crow three years ago, which he did not intend on doing, but the relatives of the dead bird seem to have interpreted things differently.
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Kewat recalled that he was just walking on the street that day when he noticed that a crow chick got stuck in an iron netting. So, with a kind heart, he tried to save that crow by helping it escape but only for it to die in his hands.
“It died in my hands. If only I could explain to them, I was only trying to help,” Kewat explained in an interview with the Times of India. “I just wave the stick around to shoo them off. Poor things, they believe I killed the chick.”
The other crows must have noticed one of their kind, dead in the hands of Kewat, so they assumed that it was his doing, and given how crows have a very sharp memory, they never forgot about what they think Kewat did to their young. The news quickly spread among other crows, and they have made Kewat’s life a living hell since then, attacking him whenever they had the chance.
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Even when a crow is not with its fellow crows, it does not hesitate to attack Kewat. So, in order to fend himself from the angry birds, Kewat has made it a habit to carry a stick with him whenever he leaves the house. Otherwise, he would come home with a lot of scratches from the murder’s sharp talons and beaks.
“They attack him like they show fighter jets diving at targets in movies,” said one of Kewat’s neighbors who always witness him getting swarmed by a murder of crows.