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Wait, crocodiles can climb trees now?! Published: February 14, 2014

Strange but true: Scientists have observed crocodiles – crocodiles! – on three continents taking to the trees.

Forget leapin' lizards. In Australia, Africa and North America, it's climbin' crocodiles you have to worry about.

New research finds that — yikes — crocodiles can climb trees, even reaching the uppermost branches. Four species found on three continents showed this behavior, which may help the reptiles regulate their body temperature and survey their habitat.

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