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 โ€” 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