Saturday, 27 January 2018

Australian raptors start fires to flush out prey

quote [ In the first recorded instance of fire being used by animals other than humans, three Australian birds of prey species have been seen carrying burning twigs to set new blazes.

Australian Aboriginal lore is replete with references to birds carrying fire, and some traditional ceremonies even depict the behaviour. Now ornithologists have collected accounts from witnesses across the savannas of Australia’s far north, known as the Top End, suggesting three Australian birds of prey species use smouldering branches to spread fires and scare prey into their waiting talons. ]

Now, if only Alfred Hitchcock had known about this....
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+7]
[by knumbknutz@4:24pmGMT]

Comments

midden said @ 7:34pm GMT on 27th Jan
knumbknutz said @ 10:13pm GMT on 27th Jan
Or, as they say in Boston - Those bears are on Fiy-ah
HoZay said @ 4:25am GMT on 28th Jan
I'm about 90% sure this has been posted before, but maybe it was in comments.
Anonynonymous said @ 5:59am GMT on 28th Jan
Clearly, we need to exterminate them before they overtook us.
cb361 said @ 1:12pm GMT on 28th Jan
Now we know who Musk's target market for flame throwers is.

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