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#1    DieChecker

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 05:39 AM

I can't believe this is not already posted.

http://www.naturewor...climb-trees.htm

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It turns out that at least four species of crocodilians could climb trees. Also, smaller crocodiles are better climbers than larger ones.
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Edited by DieChecker, 12 February 2014 - 05:44 AM.

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 05:47 AM

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 06:30 AM

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 06:45 AM

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 08:01 AM

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 11:00 AM

Blimey, recent news would suggest Mermaids can too then!

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 11:35 AM

Not really that surprising, reptiles like aquatic turtle and alligators often bask on semi-submerged tree trunks that jut out of the water, so it's not hard to see them climbing on near horizontal tree limbs. There are cases where alligators have climbed up and over a 6' chain link fence, that was pretty impressive! When manatees are seen basking up in a tree, call me.

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 11:48 AM

View PostSundew, on 12 February 2014 - 11:35 AM, said:

There are cases where alligators have climbed up and over a 6' chain link fence, that was pretty impressive!
I remember that, we had a thread about it -

http://www.unexplain...howtopic=237978

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 01:22 PM

OK, without me actually having read the article: crocs are "remarkably adept"... yet they just figured this out NOW?? Next year they're gonna be amazed at just how well birds can fly!


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Posted 12 February 2014 - 01:35 PM

Are we safe nowhere now? Well, I guess in the Artic. No crocs there.... right? O.O


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Posted 12 February 2014 - 01:37 PM

Well coconuts kill far more people than crocs and alligators and sharks combined, so you need to pay attention all around you,


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Posted 12 February 2014 - 03:32 PM

View PostFrank Merton, on 12 February 2014 - 01:37 PM, said:

Well coconuts kill far more people than crocs and alligators and sharks combined, so you need to pay attention all around you,

I believe I heard the statistic that in New Guinea, death from falling objects (limbs, branches, etc.) is the number one cause of death, and of the deadly objects I think I remember that 50% were coconuts. If you visit Florida you have no idea how tall coconut trees can get, Lethal Yellowing Disease killed most of the large ones some 25-30 years age and the resistant ones are still fairly young. Go to Hawai`i or some other tropical country not affected by LYD and you can see coconut palms 80-100 feet or so in height and a 10 pound coconut falling from this height can do serious damage.

Still a coconut won't chase you down and eat you.....


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Posted 12 February 2014 - 03:36 PM

View PostSundew, on 12 February 2014 - 03:32 PM, said:

I believe I heard the statistic that in New Guinea, death from falling objects (limbs, branches, etc.) is the number one cause of death, and of the deadly objects I think I remember that 50% were coconuts. If you visit Florida you have no idea how tall coconut trees can get, Lethal Yellowing Disease killed most of the large ones some 25-30 years age and the resistant ones are still fairly young. Go to Hawai`i or some other tropical country not affected by LYD and you can see coconut palms 80-100 feet or so in height and a 10 pound coconut falling from this height can do serious damage.

Still a coconut won't chase you down and eat you.....
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Posted 12 February 2014 - 03:53 PM

Well here's something I didn't know people didn't know. When I read the headline I was like yeah, I've seen that before. But apparently it's news ... weird.


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Posted 12 February 2014 - 09:07 PM

Wow. Never heard of such a thing. Didn't know some of their species could actually climb trees.

Being born and raised in Florida, I always looked down. Now I know better.






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