February 12, 2014 |
Crocodiles and alligators can -- and do -- climb trees. "Climbing behavior is common among crocodilians," reads a new study in Herpetology Notes. The study includes a picture of a Mississippi gator perched on the branch of a tree . Is that a smile on its face? And there's this tidbit: "One adult dwarf crocodile escaped from its enclosure at the Bristol Zoo ... by climbing up a tree growing at an angle and then over the barrier. " IMAGES: Cute animals and animals so ugly they're cute The report comes from researchers at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville's department of psychology.
December 6, 2013 |
As if crocodiles and alligators weren't terrifying enough, scientists have discovered that these ancient, sharp-toothed beasts are incredibly cunning. So clever that they use lures to trap and gobble unsuspecting birds. The discovery in two crocodilian species - mugger crocodiles and American alligators - is the first report of tool use in reptiles, according to a study in the journal Ethology Ecology and Evolution. Some birds, like egrets, actually choose to nest around crocodile and alligator hangouts because they offer some protection from tree-climbing predators like raccoons, snakes and monkeys.
October 18, 2013 |
Linda Kozlowski Hogan, who starred with Paul Hogan in the 1986 hit "Crocodile Dundee" and its 1988 sequel before marrying her leading man in 1990, has reportedly filed for divorce. The 55-year-old actress, who is asking for her maiden name to be restored, filed papers citing irreconcilable differences and asking for spousal support and joint custody of their 15-year-old son, Chance, TMZ reported Thursday. Seems 74-year-old Paul Hogan isn't in the mood for a second ugly divorce after his 1986 split from first wife Noelene Edwards, the mother of five of his six children, whom he left for costar Kozlowski.
September 27, 2013 |
Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky have purchased a Malibu estate from actors Paul Hogan and Linda Kozlowski for $4.8 million. The remodeled home, built in 1992 and set on an acre, has ocean views, vaulted ceilings and a library. A Victorian exterior belies the more than 6,000 square feet of contemporary interior. There are five bedrooms and six bathrooms. Hemsworth, 30, stars in the new movie "Rush. " He has starred in such films as "The Cabin in the Woods" (2012)
August 26, 2013 |
Police in Australia say they have recovered the body of a man who attempted to swim across a crocodile-infested river in the Northern Territory. Sean Cole, 26, from Darwin, was attending a birthday party Saturday night at the Mary River Wilderness Retreat when he and a friend decided to go for a swim, the Australian Broadcasting Corp. reported . Horrified partygoers described seeing a crocodile drag Cole under the water, then swim upstream with his body in its jaws, Northern Territory police told the broadcaster.
April 27, 2013
Who : Johnny Rivers, Savoy Brown, Kenny Neal, Dona Oxford, Preston Smith & the Crocodiles, Michael John & the Bottom Line When : 11 a.m., Saturday Where : Moorpark College, 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark Cost : $25 in advance, $30 at the gate, children 12 and under free with adult; benefits American Diabetes Assn. and local charities Info : (805) 501-7122 or http://www.venturacountyblues.com