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Mugger crocodiles have been documented using lures to hunt birds and are among the first reptiles recorded to use tools. By balancing sticks and branches on their heads, they lure birds that are looking for nesting material. This strategy is particularly effective during the nesting season.

Mugger crocodiles have been documented using lures to hunt birds and are among the first reptiles recorded to use tools. By balancing sticks and branches on their heads, they lure birds that are looking for nesting material. This strategy is particularly effective during the nesting season.

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jamalw10
jamalw10
4 months ago

>Crocodiles in roughly the form we know them today have been on earth for about 80 million years

About time they learned something

10amAutomatic
10amAutomatic
4 months ago

“Alright, honey, I’m just gonna pop out and get some more sticks. Love you!”

ch33zyman
ch33zyman
4 months ago

How tf do they get them on there

Pardusco
Pardusco
4 months ago

American alligators also do this. Some reptiles, such as crocodilians and monitor lizards, are surprisingly intelligent.

patamonrs
patamonrs
4 months ago

And people say lizard people don’t exist

-println
-println
4 months ago

I thought that was a log

Monachime
Monachime
4 months ago

My professor discovered this!!!

Vladimir Dinets!!

Alyssia777
Alyssia777
4 months ago

So luring birds to their death is….”awww” inducing oO?

skyfall91404
skyfall91404
4 months ago
-Master-Builder-
-Master-Builder-
4 months ago

And here I was thinking that 2020 couldn’t get any crazier with the pandemic, aliens, meteors, and now an apex predator that has gone over a million years without evolving significantly has started using tools.

AlmightyDarkseid
AlmightyDarkseid
4 months ago

Gotta get them chicken wings

readwaaat
readwaaat
4 months ago

Cunning bastards, you’d think of the bird can see the sticks they’d be able to see the crocodile shaped outline in the water though?

TheGrandNut
TheGrandNut
4 months ago

It looks like a turd

AndrewFGleich
AndrewFGleich
4 months ago

Awwducational? More like /r/AHHductional am I right? Seriously, they’re like 2 steps away from being out lizard overlords.

bungalowguest
bungalowguest
4 months ago

How many crocs (%) have to do it before science says they learned it? How do we know they’re not just dumber than we thought

thinkphotoeat
thinkphotoeat
4 months ago

Mugger much?

legalyAnnoying
legalyAnnoying
4 months ago

They’ve remained unchanged for millions of years, they’re the most effective killing machine on the planet

Iamahighlighter012
Iamahighlighter012
4 months ago

Crocs aint cute they’re savage monsters. Srry.

cur4ymuncha9000
cur4ymuncha9000
4 months ago

Clever girl

30DaysFromNow
30DaysFromNow
4 months ago

Surprised[ this not been posted in this thread yet](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMJXvsCLu6s)

Sweet_Taurus0728
Sweet_Taurus0728
4 months ago

ARGONIANS ARE HERE, AW CRAP.

dear1212
dear1212
4 months ago

Dang that’s brilliant

lamerthanjamesfranco
lamerthanjamesfranco
4 months ago

Wig

AveryHardwood
AveryHardwood
4 months ago

Nice hat bro

justonefear
justonefear
4 months ago

metal & cute lol

ms_sanders
ms_sanders
4 months ago

Just an old croc, full of egret, waiting to dine alone.

HomeLessFrogg
HomeLessFrogg
4 months ago

And they’ll f u c k you up in Farcry 4

See-Through-Mirror
See-Through-Mirror
4 months ago

Evolutionary signs they’re reaching out for toothbrushes and not being so angry!

Ikillesuper
Ikillesuper
4 months ago

Cosplaying a giant turd

Anonyman0009
Anonyman0009
4 months ago

Makes me want to pick them up..

killerfish97
killerfish97
4 months ago

educational, sure, but that bears remarkable resemblance to a log of sh*t

GorillaKiller352
GorillaKiller352
4 months ago

Fun fact: “Mugger” means crocodile in Hindi

orionpaper
orionpaper
4 months ago

Look like a giant turd

SawConvention
SawConvention
4 months ago

It makes sense that they are the first to do that, aren’t they also practically the oldest species of reptiles?

ckjm
ckjm
4 months ago

*murder log*

Bill_Adama_Admiral
Bill_Adama_Admiral
4 months ago

Imagine eating chicken with a mouthful of feathers.

234526246246245324
234526246246245324
4 months ago

This picture really makes me think ‘awww’

RedditHero1337
RedditHero1337
4 months ago

If I was a extinct giant bird using those kinds of sticks for nest building I’d totally fall for that. I guess the crocs just can’t let go of the past. Get over it, it’s been 80 million years!

CrypticCrocodiles
CrypticCrocodiles
4 months ago

That’s one ***Ugly Mugger***

thedutchqueen
thedutchqueen
4 months ago

resourceful boi

rfa31
rfa31
4 months ago

“Secret plans and clever tricks” Roald Dahl

happyhealthybaby
happyhealthybaby
4 months ago

Poor birbs whose mates never return!

nxbxp
nxbxp
4 months ago

I though birds were known for their eyesight?
…oh yea and their bird brains.

ultim8_f8lity
ultim8_f8lity
4 months ago

That thing is good at looking like a log too!

ThatsWhatSheSaid206
ThatsWhatSheSaid206
4 months ago

If you listen very closely, you can hear the crocs singing, “heeeere birb birb birb.”

Dull_Dog
Dull_Dog
4 months ago

I wonder how many other species we will find use tools. We hVe, perhaps, underestimated many species with this making tools criterion.
Fascinating!

EngineerHell
EngineerHell
4 months ago

Humans: We’re special because we use tools

Everything else: No, no you’re not

A_Cursed_Potat
A_Cursed_Potat
4 months ago

Crocodiles luring in their cousins for dinner

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Handsome little guy 😻

Our Bosley has started mourning the loss of his girlfriend and my heart aches💔