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17 unlikely animal friendships

By: Laura Moss on July 1, 2011, 9:37 a.m.
Kitten and crow

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Birds of a feather

A kitten showed up in the yard of an elderly Massachusetts couple one day, but Wallace and Ann Collito quickly learned they didn’t have to worry about the abandoned cat they’d named Cassie. They watched in amazement as a crow took the kitten under its wing, feeding it worms and bugs and keeping the young feline out of the street. The Collitos couldn’t believe their eyes and filmed the unique friendship between Cassie the cat and Moses the crow for years. Eventually, Cassie began sleeping indoors, but every morning Moses would be waiting for the cat by the door, and Cassie would run outside to wrestle and play with her best bird friend.