New Research Reveals Crocodiles Use Sticks To Hunt Birds
A new study shows that crocodilian species use cunning hunting techniques and "tools" to catch prey.By John O'Connor | December 6, 2013
As if crocodiles weren't terrifying enough, a new study reveals the deadly reptiles may be smarter than we think.
New research published in the scientific journal Ethology, Ecology and Evolution shows that crocodilian species employ previously undocumented cunning hunting techniques — one of which is using sticks as "lures." (Via National Geographic)
Yes, that's right. The study explains some crocodiles and American alligators " ... gather sticks on their snouts and then lie still in the water. When a bird seeks a perch or tries to grab one of those sticks to make a nest, the croc lunges quickly. It usually ends badly for the bird." (Via CNN)