11/02/2014 04:14 GMT | Updated 11/02/2014 04:59 GMT

Crow Solves Puzzle That Would Stump Most Small Children

It's a good job they don't have hands or they'd swiftly become our overlords - crows are frighteningly clever.

In a test that would stump a small child, a crow has figured out an eight-stage puzzle in order to get to a piece of food.

Dr. Alex Taylor has been studying wild birds which he keeps three months at a time.

This particular crow, called 007, had been shown each of the puzzles individually but this was the first time it had had to solve all eight in order.

And he did rather well...