UTenn Prof catches crocks using twigs as camo to catch birds.
That's not a log looking back at you. Crocks have been found to put sticks on their snout during nest-building season to lure birds to their maw.
"Our research provides a surprising insight into previously unrecognized complexity of extinct reptile behavior,"said Dinets in
a release. "These discoveries are interesting not just because they
show how easy it is to underestimate the intelligence of even relatively
familiar animals, but also because crocodilians are a sister taxon of
dinosaurs and flying reptiles."