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Crocodiles Found to Use Twigs to Lure Their Prey

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Guys, crocodiles are not just dumb lizards with giant jaws. According to Science World Report, crocodiles and alligators are basically the orchid mantis of the swamp. For nest-building birds, this is particularly alarming. Here’s why:

Crocodiles and alligators are patient and cunning, as researchers recently observed. To lure unsuspecting birds, crocodiles place twigs on their snouts, then sit there, sometimes for hours, until a bird mistakes the twig-perched-on-a-crocodile’s-snout as a twig-not-perched-on-a-crocodile’s-snout. Then the crocodile, or alligator, as the case may be, eats the bird in that classic, jaw-snapping fashion that has inspired so many B-films and nightmares.

Let’s not dwell on that, however. Since we are humans, not twig-seeking swamp birds, we can focus on the fact that this study not only demonstrates the intelligence of crocodiles and alligators, it provides clues to the predatory behavior of their ancestors, the dinosaurs. Cooooool.

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