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Old 2016-05-29, 01:12   #1
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Default Official "Interesting Animal Behavior" thread

This is a recurring popular subcategory in various nearby threads, time for a thread all its own, for the purposes of which we specifically mean nonhuman animals. (Human animals doing interesting things - no lack of thread coveage of that.)

The Crafty Coconut Octopus - YouTube

[Insert suitable Monty Python joke here, e.g. "you're not really tentacle-locomoting, you're bangin' two coconuts together!"]
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Old 2016-05-29, 07:14   #2
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Speaking of smart cephalopods...
We can't use jars to keep things safe:

or to keep them locked up:
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Old 2016-05-29, 09:59   #3
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Every time I read about smart corvids I think about how we blew up all the rookeries in the 1930's.,00.html
Miscellany: War
Monday, Feb. 06, 1939

Near New Berlin, the Illinois Conservation Department bombing crew set off their 13th rookery blast of the season. In a crow rookery a quarter-mile long, 180 specially designed dynamite bombs were exploded, killing an estimated 25,000 to 30,000 crows. Approximate number of crows killed this winter in Illinois' crow war: 150,500.

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Old 2016-05-30, 15:26   #4
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Last fiddled with by ewmayer on 2016-05-31 at 21:21 Reason: Ive always been a sucker for great articles like this - thanks!
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