(Digital Journal) The belief that you can climb a tree to escape a hungry crocodile has been proven moot by The University of Tennessee that says some species of crocodile can climb trees.
Crocodiles aren't just lazy creatures that lay around in the sun all day long, a fact that is proven by the fact that some of them can climb into a tree up to four meters. This is true despite the lack of morphological features that would normally be present in a species that can climb.
"Climbing a steep hill or steep branch is mechanically similar, assuming the branch is wide enough to walk on," the authors wrote. "Still, the ability to climb vertically is a measure of crocodiles' spectacular agility on land."
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