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Fact of the Day: Reverse Motion

Fact of the Day: Reverse Motion

Did you know that alligators can move backwards?

 

 

It’s been said for years for years that alligators can’t move backwards, but that’s been debunked. When an alligator is high walking, its entire body and the majority of its tail is off the ground. This form of locomotion is used primarily when an alligator is getting out of water or moving over an obstruction, but it also allows alligators to move backwards.

 

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