Thursday, December 5, 2013

Mutants In The News — "Well, They Already Knew How To Use Clocks" Edition

Dispelling the myth that reptiles are sluggish, lazy brutes with little going on behind their dead, soulless eyes, a new journal article discusses tool use in crocodilians.

Specifically, the critters cunningly balance sticks on their snouts... as to lure nest-building birds to their dooms.

This behavior has been observed in both Indian crocodiles and American alligators.


But, really, should we be all that surprised...?