" I'm a scary scarecrow
made of straw,
Listening for the crows to caw.
I watch the field all day and all night,too.
If a crow comes by, I just say "Boo!"
Scarecrows often appear in movies, cartoons,
comics etc. Sometimes they are depicted as scary creatures, sometimes
they are nice and friendly.
is a figure dressed up like a person which is placed on cultivated
ground to keep birds or other animals away from the plantations.
The most popular scarecrow is a mannequin stuffed with straw;
free-hanging, often reflective parts movable by the wind are
commonly attached in order to increase its effectiveness. A scarecrow
dressed in clothes previously worn by a hunter, is regarded by
some as especially efficacious.
The name scarecrow
derives from its large use against the crow. Crows are any of
several black birds belonging to the family Corvidae (order
Passeriformes). More than 20 of the 30 species of the
genus Corvus are known as crows. The common crows are
Corvus brachyrhynchos of North America, which can be found
almost everywhere in the United States, and Corvus corone
are any of several species of heavy-billed, dark birds, larger
than crows, of the genus Corvus, family Corvidae. The
Common raven, Corvus corax, are often confused with the
American crow, but they are larger and heavier than the crow.
They are solitary birds of the wilderness, while crows are highly
a symbol of dark prophecy, death, pestilence and disease, although
its cleverness and fearless habits
also brought them admiration. They were immortalized in Edgar
Alan Poe's most famous poem "The Raven", in 1845.
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that during my trip to Europe, I was in a village in the French
countryside and I was delighted with the so many scarecrows I
saw while passing by car. Although these figures are very known
in Brazil, we don't have the tradition of using scarecrows in