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It's official: Reptiles can use tools to help them hunt. New research shows that alligators and crocodiles can use small sticks to attract birds looking for nesting materials. If the birds get too close, they become a meal. The behavior has so far been observed among American alligators in Louisiana, as well as mugger crocodiles (also known as marsh crocodiles) in India. PHOTOS: Oldest Dinosaur Nursery Found Alligators only engaged in this trickery during the nesting season and in areas where birds nested, said Vladimir Dinets, a behavioral ecologist at the University of Tennessee Knoxville. During nesting season, there's often a shortage of sticks in marshy areas where these reptiles a...

The 10 Animals and Insects Most Likely to Kill You

A swarm of killer bees recently attacked a couple and their horses in Pantego, Texas. The bees stung Kristen Beauregard 200 times and her boyfriend 50 times. The horses did not survive the attack. Curious about what other fatalities have been caused by animals and insects, IT World discovered a study that was conducted…

Hungry Alligator Interrupts Florida Burger Picnic

This is an important picnic announcement. If you plan to enjoy an outdoor feast this summer, be on the lookout for reptilian intruders. According to the Daily Mail U.K., a Florida man's burger lunch was busted up by a gluttonous gator. …

Cops Find Alligator and Kangaroo in Van

When the LAPD received a call about two women driving off with an alligator in their van, Deputy Michael Rust didn't believe it. "When I heard it on the radio, I'm thinking, 'Yeah, an alligator. OK,'" Rust told the Los Angeles Times. "Maybe an iguana, but an alligator?" The van turned out to contain not only…

A 7-foot alligator was found malnourished in a Dayton, Ohio, basement, according to the Associated Press. The abused animal was suffering from bone disease due to lack of sun for the past 15 years. The animal also had been subjected to regular taunting by teenagers. It is missing some teeth and has others that are broken and infected. The Humane Society of Greater Dayton was able to rescue the gator. They discovered it after a video was posted on Facebook showing the reptile being abused in the basement. The rescued alligator will be moved to its new, swampy home in a Florida refuge where it will get lots of extra special care....

What would you do if you opened your front door to be greeted by a 12-foot alligator? This strange and frightening encounter actually happened to South Carolina resident Diana Andrews when she took her dog out for a walk around her Hilton Head Island neighborhood at 5:50 a.m., according to The Daily Mail UK. "I was terrified. I was screaming and shaking at the same time, trying to find the phone to call security," said Andrews of the unexpected meeting. While Mrs. Andrews tried to get help, her husband came...