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Australian raptors start fires

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Reports www.cosmosmagazine.com



In the first recorded instance of fire being used by animals other than humans, three Australian birds of prey species have been seen carrying burning twigs to set new blazes. 


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This is pretty amazing....I'll be curious to see if they get actual visual evidence as well.

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We heard about that @Game Warden when we were in Kakadu National Park.  We saw some Black Kites hunting on the edge of some fires that had been started by humans, but were told that they often would grab a burning stick and start fires elsewhere.  It’s a very cool adaptation, without a doubt.

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