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Alligators learn to use tools, fish for prey

Posted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:41 pm
by Algernon Sydney is Dead
Studies show that "crocodiles are even sneakier than had been previously believed". They use sticks to lure in birds and use "highly coordinated group hunting tactics".

I could swear that the alligators of my youth were not this smart. If these new studies are correct, the only explanation is that a sinister alien intelligence is directing their evolution. :) :roll:

No word on how close the alligators are to using beer cans for bait. I suspect there are no living witnesses to this tactic.

Re: Alligators learn to use tools, fish for prey

Posted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:48 pm
by strawman
Crocs and Gators are not apples and oranges, ASID.
Gators have rounded snouts.
Crocs have pointed snouts.
Gators are purses.
Crocs are shoes.
Crocs are smart enough to use beer for bait.
Gators are morons.

Go Noles!

Re: Alligators learn to use tools, fish for prey

Posted: Fri Dec 06, 2013 1:32 am
by Algernon Sydney is Dead
Nope. The article clearly mentioned both crocs and gators. They're both getting smarter.

Besides, they both belong to the family Crocodylia, so they're practically the same thing!

Next you'll have some foolishness about how there's a qualitative difference between us and Cro-Magnon man. :wink:

Re: Alligators learn to use tools, fish for prey

Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 8:49 pm
by StalinSays
Pity, I like the angle of alligators trying to differentiate themselves via tool usage.

"No, gators are the ones with opposable thumbs and large forebrains"