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Old 02-17-2014, 09:15 AM   #1
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Crocodiles can climb trees: researchers | Reuters

Though the reptiles lack obvious physical features to suggest this is possible, crocodiles in fact climb trees all the way to the crowns, according to University of Tennessee researcher Vladimir Dinets.


Who knew? So far no-one is saying that alligators climb trees, so I guess we are all safe here in the US....
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Old 02-17-2014, 01:56 PM   #2
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That picture was kinda funny.

I'm glad that our alligators are better behaved, and won't be swooping down on us!
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Yes, who knew? I certainly didn't. Cool to know...and nice to know alligators apparently don't.
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Before you breath a sigh of relief look again at the alligator on the top of some branches in the 2nd photo in Mississippi.
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Before you breathe a sigh of relief look again at the alligator on the top of some branches in the 2nd photo in Mississippi.
You're right. I just noticed the caption (although I could only view one pic...and I thought it looked more like a crocodile.

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1 OF 2. An American alligator perches on a tree branch in the Pearl River Delta, Mississippi, in this undated handout photo received on February 14, 2014.
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We don't get many in PA so I'm not worried....sorry biigblue has to take back her sigh of relief.
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Old 02-19-2014, 09:38 PM   #6
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Well, I guess I should read the articles I post more closely. We have alligators in NC but only on the coastal plain. They wouldn't do well on my hill, so I think I am safe.
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We have alligators in NC but only on the coastal plain. They wouldn't do well on my hill, so I think I am safe.
~smile~
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I am reminded about childhood jokes about elephants climbing cherry trees... (why do elephants paint their toenails red? to hide in the cherry trees, and on and on). Someone with a better sense of humor than mine needs to start a bunch of alligators in the trees jokes. Be creative!
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Why do alligators glue acorns to their bodies?
To hide in the oak trees.
Why do they hide in oak trees?
Because squirrels are tasty.
Why do you want to have alligators in your oak trees?
So the squirrels don't eat your birdseed.
What happens when they run out of squirrels?
cue music from Jaws...
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Someone with a better sense of humor than mine needs to start a bunch of alligators in the trees jokes. Be creative!
Don't look at me!

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Why do alligators... hide in oak trees?
Because squirrels are tasty...
That one really made me smile.

See, you don't need help. I like how they built on each other. Here's hoping you never hear the Jaws music--or, you hear it early enough to get the hell out of the way!
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