Viral sensation: Talking crows in Knaresborough set the tongues wagging
Knaresborough Castle may have a long and distinguished royal history but it's crows which have put it on the social media map recently.
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Two visitors, Mark and Lisa Brooks, have made a short video clip of one particular bird chatting which has made a huge impact.
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The clip shows the crow saying “Y’alright love?” in a perfect Yorkshire accent.
It's clearly no one-off incident. A Harrogate Advertiser reader has sent us this clip of another bird talking at Knaresborough Castle.
Be advised, some crows - and ravens - have been known to swear, so be careful what you say around them if you're visiting!