Alligator Tool Use!

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Tom Wells
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Alligator Tool Use!

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We'd been aware that alligators use sticks across their noses to lure nesting birds at the Alligator Farm to become the alligator's lunch, but were not aware there is a technical paper published about this activity.

Alligators in the Alligator Farm have been observed doing this - Kay and I have seen it - but also it has been documented elsewhere, in India and Louisiana.

Here's the link for the reference: ... %20Use.pdf

It's worth the read to become reoriented about this facet of reptile behavior and intelligence. Enjoy!
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