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Old 12-04-2012, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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Interesting link from Popular Science along with a few surprisingly intelligent "critters"!

Animals That Are Smarter Than You Think | Popular Science

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Old 12-04-2012, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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Alizul: 10 ANIMALS THAT ARE SMARTER THAN YOU THINK
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:03 PM
 
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10 of the smartest animals in the world - YouTube
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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Default Some other smart animals

Add the common Crow and Raven to the list. Feral Pigs are another smart animal that is very difficult to hunt. I have seen a black bear teaching its cub how to raid bird feeders.
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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Add the common Crow and Raven to the list. Feral Pigs are another smart animal that is very difficult to hunt. I have seen a black bear teaching its cub how to raid bird feeders.

Crows were indeed listed in the top 10!
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:44 PM
 
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Rats and squirrels, no surprise but bats?

I wish some humans had their traits:

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"the bats seemed to keep track of who had shared with them in the past, and they were much more likely to reciprocate with those who had been generous to them on a previous occasion."
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:27 AM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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I found the Jumping Spider learning new Hunting Tactics the most intriguing/shocking of the list. We relegate most other species incapable of learning and just surviving on instinct; yet Arachnids can even learn and remember/allpy new knowledge.
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:34 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I thought fish were mindless and reactive until I got an aquarium and really began to observe their behavior.
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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I thought fish were mindless and reactive until I got an aquarium and really began to observe their behavior.
What immediately came to mind was "If you want mindless and reactive behavior, watch Congress." You have me curious though. What have you observed?
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:09 PM
 
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What immediately came to mind was "If you want mindless and reactive behavior, watch Congress." You have me curious though. What have you observed?
You got Congress pegged correctly!
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