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Yikes! Crocodiles can climb trees

It's bad enough that some lions lurk in trees now a new study says that crocodiles can climb trees as well. Which is a little surprising since crocodiles don't have the anatomy associated with tree climbing ability.


According the Wired article:

Overall, the team found crocodiles in trees, day and night, pretty much everywhere they looked. They suggest the behavior exists as a means for regulating body temperature and surveying the environment. But the crocodiles are skittish — most promptly fell off their logs or dove into the water as observers approached.

You can read the pdf report here.

Image: Kristine Gingras via Dinets et al


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