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A House In the Woods"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived."
Henry David Thoreau
Actually made me chuckle..
The Puzzle of the Frugivorous Crocs
by Brian Switek
Crocodylians have a carnivorous grin. Their conical teeth and crushing jaws leave little doubt of their predatory inclinations, and this impression is only reinforced by staple documentary scenes of Nile crocodiles launching themselves from the water with the aim of snagging an unwary zebra or wildebeest. Yet the fearsome Crocodylus niloticus – as well as twelve other species of crocodylian found around the world – occasionally snaffle up less meaty fare. A variety of crocodylians put their intimidating jaws to work on fruit and other vegetation; so much so that they may actually be significant players in helping plants disperse their seeds.
More is unknown than known about crocodylians and fruit. But as Platt and coauthors argue, intentional fruit-eating seems to be a widespread behavior among these knobbly, pointy-toothed archosaurs. Crocodylians can be considered “occasional frugivores.” And while they don’t seem to have discriminating tastes about the fruit and seeds they eat, crocodylians nonetheless have the ability to transport those plant parts far and wide. Beyond those facts, though, researchers need better data…
(read more: Laelaps - National Geo)
photo: Ianaré Sévi