AUG 27, 2018 7:52 PM PDT

Bizarre Diets of Some Animals

WRITTEN BY: Nouran Amin

Some animals have bizarre diets that are not usually thought of. For example, some species of crocodiles eat a huge range of fruit, nuts, seeds and other plants. There have also been sightings of by locals witnessing crocodiles plucking Kumqauts right off a tree. Additionally, there’s been also rumors of alligators being fond of avocados in Mexico that there was once a push to name them ‘alligator pears’.

More bizarre diets by animals include seagrass-eating Bonnethead sharks, snakes that enjoy slurping snails, mongooses that sip nectar, caterpillars that feed on shell crunches of tortoises, and moths that drink the tears of birds.

About the Author
  • Nouran earned her BS and MS in Biology at IUPUI and currently shares her love of science by teaching. She enjoys writing on various topics as well including science & medicine, global health, and conservation biology. She hopes through her writing she can make science more engaging and communicable to the general public.
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