As far as discoveries go, this is a somewhat terrifying one, assuming one has a healthy respect for crocodiles on the ground: They can climb and perch in trees.
And they can really climb, with researchers spotting them more than a dozen feet from the ground. While anecdotal reports have placed the reptiles in trees in Mississippi, Colombia, and [in Egypt] along the Nile, only three references to such behavior appear in scientific literature….
I certainly did not think this was possible. It would be nice to see a picture or, even better, a video of a tree climbing croc.
Yes, I hadn’t thought of this possibility, either. I’ll need to rememeber not to walk under any waterside trees in Mississippi!
There was a picture shown in one of the embedded links. But there is another explanation. It’s a ruse. Otherwise we all better mind where we are walking in the woods near rivers where the crocs thrive.
Yes, if it wasn’t for the references to researchers, I’d be with you in suspecting a ruse!