Communication And Crocodiles

We have started to take animals more seriously and this leads to communication. My thoughts on this.

12/31/20231 min read

It always surprises me that mankind is more interested in researching that which is removed from our individual space more than finding out what makes nature and our world tick.

We are a product of nature and as such should be interested in how to navigate the marvels of our world in order not to master it but to understand and live with it.

Think how much better we would be, how well we could thrive if we harmonized with all elements of life. For one thing, we would be well prepared for adverse occurrences like global warming.

We are researching, that is true. But do we understand animals we see as a threat because we know how they function and communicate? Not necessarily because we speak a different language and have not yet advanced to interpret the meaning in voice expressions or body language.

Take crocodiles for example. Only recently was it discovered that there are many ways a slithering beast like this uses to express him or herself. Imagine if we could understand them and then know what to employ in order to guide them away from human interaction.

Without vocal cords, they have learned to ‘talk’ in other ways. They can blow bubbles, hiss and roar, let out a kind of cough or even growl. Then there are the vibrations that defy explanation.

t can vibrate the scales on its back, slap the snout on water and spray water in the air. They can also work in unison by circling together or emitting vibration sounds that echo through water long distances as the whales do.

Granted, these reptiles are hard to view since they do not always function where we can see them and we know they are instinctive about prey which could mean us. But as more information emerges, maybe we will learn a thing or two and find a few more methods to avoid conflict and prevent unnecessary deaths.

Maybe by watching them, we will learn more about events coming that we all have to pay attention to like earthquakes or changes in our environment.