Gator Uses Bait Stick to Catch Egrets (Video)

An alligator’s brain weighs only 8 or 9 grams, and it has the size of a walnut, but that doesn’t mean they are stupid. In fact, they’re much smarter than you’d think. In Everglades National Park in the United States, a 400-pound (181 kg) gator displays a clever way and uses a bait branch stick to catch egrets during the breeding season.

Alligators in the Everglades have a clever way to catch egrets during the breeding season.

The video is published by National Geographic channel. During the breeding season in the Everglades National Park, the female egrets gather branch sticks floating in the water in order to build a nest. An alligator observes this behavior and makes a sneaky plan: using a bait stick to catch them. The plan works.

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The female egrets gather branch sticks floating in the water in order to build a nest.
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But the reptile is hungry, and he has a plan.
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The egret sees the floating stick…
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…and moves to gather it.
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The gator’s plan works. An unfortunate death for the egret.

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