Shocking! Crocodiles can climb trees at least occasionally

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Feb 122014
 
Shocking! Crocodiles can climb trees at least occasionally

A recent research finds that — yikes — crocodiles can climb trees, even reaching the uppermost branches. Crocodiles are usually considered ground-dwellers, but a few anecdotes suggested they climb at least occasionally. According to the report, Four species found on three continents showed this behavior, which may help the reptiles regulate their body temperature and survey their habitat. “The most frequent observations of tree-basking were in areas where there were few places to bask on the ground, implying that the individuals needed alternatives for regulating […]