I often tell guests that the Common Raven is without a doubt the smartest animal in all of Yellowstone NP. Todays guests witnessed a great example of why this is true. We pulled into the Old Faithful parking lot and noticed that a pair of ravens were very interested in someone's motorcycle. We decided to wait and see what they were up to. Over the next few minutes we watched one of the Ravens open up a zippered compartment on one of the saddlebags, then remove and investigate several things including a box of tic-tacs which were quickly smashed open and consumed. These birds have become so good at exploiting the millions of humans that come to Yellowstone each summer, it is always a pleasure to share those moments with newcomers. Below is a photo I took of the Raven with incredibly fresh breath.