Ever wonder what that huge group of crows is called that is sitting creepily on your front lawn? How about if a ton of emus just walked across your backyard? Unlikely situation but it could happen, I guess.
We thought it would be fun to gather a list of some of our favorite collective nouns for groups of animals and share it with you all. That way the next time you get attacked by a bunch of woodpeckers, you can yell “AHHH THE DESCENT!”
So let’s start with our title shall we? Apparently crows have a few homicidal tendencies because a group of them is known as a murder. You might have already heard of a gaggle of geese, but what we recently discovered is that finches, goldfinches, and hummingbirds are all huge Harry Potter fans since their collective groups are known as a charm. Ants and caterpillars have gone and joined the army, while you have been busy electing salamanders to congress this past November. Those noisy neighborhood blue jays are having a party as the posse of turkeys are threatening people by their own mailboxes. Don’t even get me started on the intrusion of cockroaches we found last week in our garage! Oh and that group of emus that broke out from the farm and are currently walking across your backyard....they are called a mob.
Some other random favorites include, but are not limited to:
A smack of jellyfish
A bloat of hippos
A prickle of porcupines
A quiver of cobras
A coalition of cheetahs
A tower of giraffes
If you would like to learn more interesting and hilarious collective names for groups of animals, just visit: http://www.thealmightyguru.com/Pointless/AnimalGroups.html.