Friday, December 6, 2013

UTenn Prof catches crocks using twigs as camo to catch birds.

That's not a log looking back at you. Crocks have been found to put sticks on their snout during nest-building season to lure birds to their maw.

"Our research provides a surprising insight into previously unrecognized complexity of extinct reptile behavior,"said Dinets in a release. "These discoveries are interesting not just because they show how easy it is to underestimate the intelligence of even relatively familiar animals, but also because crocodilians are a sister taxon of dinosaurs and flying reptiles."

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