Jun 24, 2008

Crocodiles Communicate Even Before Hatching

Do all crocodiles hatch looking like their already planning mischief?

They might be. Crocodiles begin chatting to one another, and to their mother, just before they hatch. Researchers assume that it is some sort of communication, signaling that it is time to emerge and begin a long life of immitating a log, ambush hunting, being hunted in turn by over-zealous documentary hosts, and trying not to end up as a pair of boots or luggage.

Photo source: REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang


Kit said...

Baby gators and crocks are kinda cute. In the ugly duckling sense. The adults? Not so much.

Anonymous said...

I wants one!

The Inn and Spa at Cedar Falls said...

At that size, how much harm could they do, right??? Ha Ha.