Man’s new best friend? Crocodiles like to play and have fun with humans

February 12, 2015 9:05 PM

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The picture of a person happily playing ball with a crocodile may be one that you think is pure fantasy. Not according to researcher Vladimir Dinets who has spent years evaluating the surprising behavior of these predators. While you may not want to choose a crocodile as your next pet, Dinets insists that crocodiles enjoy playing with toys and can even become attached to their human caretakers.

Crocodiles strike fear into people of all ages, even those most capable of defending themselves. This is for good reason, of course. With the ability to easily overpower a full grown man, the crocodile is not considered a friendly beast. Maybe that perception will begin to change with the results of...

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