Watch out for tree-climbing crocs

A new report finds more than a little truth to claims that crocodiles can ascend trees

By Ashley Yeager, 15:29 PM February 14, 2014

Crocodiles lack feet or toes that are well-adapted for climbing. But that doesn’t keep them out of the trees. Indeed, how well many crocs climb trees is surprising scientists.

 

Although living crocs are considered largely aquatic animals, some paleontology reports had suggested ancient croc relatives might be able to climb trees. A new report finds that at least four species of living crocodiles can certainly ascend trees and more.

 

A trio of researchers from the United States, Australia and Af...

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