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Good luck figuring this one out, Maury.
Somewhere there is an alligator or a fish doing flips of joy down a flight of stairs
It was't me.
That's exactly what you would say if it were you
You are NOT the father…*cue Super Bowl shuffle*
I get paid to do the Super Bowl Shuffle
Ain’t no loose necks in this family Maury we all got strong necks
Where I come from some people have webbed toes too.
Tbh I thought you were gonna say Alabama.
Probably also in lower Alabama,,, LA for short
I honestly never thought that anyone would intentionally claim a place like that. In a public setting and all. Alabama always seems to finish well on the what-the-hell-are-those-people-doing-that-for podium.
["Thank God for Mississippi" manages to have a heavily-sourced wikipedia page](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thank_God_for_Mississippi), for another contender.
To be honest I always thought of the entirety of AlabamaMississippiLouisana as the deep south cousin-marrying, deep-frying, cry-me-a-river, hillbilly, redneck country that don't cotton no black people. Did I miss any tropes?
Really depends on where you are. I work a blue collar, industrial job in Birmingham. Almost all of my coworkers are black, almost all are college educated, and almost all are liberal or left-wing. And not nary a one of them has a loop in their family tree lol
To your point there isn’t a lot of difference between them.
Tasmania, Louisiana, Narnia, New Zealand... people come up with crazy names for made-up places.
Hahahahahahaha this was perfect dude
Come on, that's the easy answer.
Cthulhu has entered the chat...
Who dares summon me?
Sick reference bro
Two of my toes are webbed! But my kids didn’t inherit it.
Should have tried fucking your sister.
To be fair, she wasn’t his sister until years later when his dad took the wife of his brother. Bahh, just kidn that kousin was always his dads kid, long before the epic wife mak’n that made it ophicial.
Me too! No, I don’t swim faster, but toe socks are the *worst.*
Norfolk in da ~~house~~ hut.
Everything is evolving fellow monkeys. Our bodies are aware of the catastrophe that will hit us. The Great flood is coming. We must evolve back to fish brothers.
It’s a caiman that was probably injured and also started the process of growing a new tail.
It’s a crocodile mermaid.
That crocodile's daddy fucked a fish.
I’m thinking more of the dragon/donkey relationship from Shrek.
Of *course* you're a girl dragon!
Is donkey's dick extremely large or is the dragon's lady parts extremely small?
So, I'm in vet school, and we study animal repro (obviously). Everyone talks about horse dicks, but people should be talking about donkey dicks, because they are *at least* just as big as a horse dick, despite being on a much smaller animal.
Also, mini horses have regular horse sized dicks. Have personally witnessed an itty bitty Falabella stallion whipping his entire cock out to show the visiting wild horse herd who was boss, and my god, for a three-foot-tall shorty, Patch was **packing**.
Bye bye, Little Sebastian!
He’s not so little according to the vet…
Miss you in the saddest fashion
Another mutation, 5 legged horse
[I hope the girls notice my new scarf ](https://i.chzbgr.com/original/5286040832/hD77BCAA2/damn-thats-the-biggest-scarf-ive-ever-seen)
I don't have any interest in talking about any of this.
Speak for yourself!
I have a bunch of mini horses, can confirm. Massive songs.
13 inch songs
I don't think that'll fit on my turntable.
Would you rather get fucked by a duck with a horse-sized dick or 100 horses duck-sized dicks?
If you knew the horror of a duck dick, you wouldn't have asked this question.
Hello one male mini horse please
So… a pentapod?!
Oh c'mon you know Donkey packin that schmeat
With that attitude, it must be
Fish have vertical tails. If this is the result of a crime against nature, crocodile's daddy fucked a porpoise.
So he did it with a purpoise
Beware, you may be unknowingly summoning u/fishfucker...
Do you like fish dicks?
I think you just invented a Pokémon tbh
shame. if it was an alligator it could be called a Gatoraid
We should call them murkmaids
THIS RIGHT HERE! fuck that caiman guy above!
I'm pretty sure it isn't a caiman. The snout and eye ridges are wrong, a caiman would be tighter and sharper. I agree with the injury, but am leaning towards alligator.
Yacare caiman, picture from Formosa Argentina.
I shall name it a Caimaid.
Ya, and that mutation of it were, doesn’t make much evolutionary sense. A crocodilians move through water via sideways tail movements and not up and down
Mutations don’t have to be helpful. They just happen and may continue and may not.
The ones that give an advantage will hopefully end up being breed more because they are more likely to survive and breed, mutations that negatively impact them will hopefully be breed out because it results in more death or less viable offspring.
This guy listened to his biology teachers!
That this simple little explanation is so threatening to millions (billions?) of people is just…sad.
Quite, although as has been pointed out, this is probably not a mutation at all but rather a regrowing tail that's gone a bit wrong.
I listened to my bio professors whilst I got my BS in bio.
It’s natural selection and sex selection that select for traits (sex selection is not always good; they come with costs, so it’s a balancing act). Nat selection is usually what people think of when they they think evolution: survival of the fittest.
Evolution is the culmination of millions of years of random mutations and fixation of traits.
(Not to explain to you, but for everyone else who’ll read it)
How interesting I had a lecture in my bio class about evolution and Harvey Weinberg yesterday. I’m considering minoring in biology, how have you used your degree so far?
Id say it’s the most important field to have a degree in to understand the world the best (so a bio major, phys minor) and is super handy information, but the least useful in finding a job All though I’m planning to teach abroad soon.
I highly recommend David Buss’ Evolutuon of Desire. It really opened my eyes to myself and made me cognitive of all the evolutionary biases I have.
That’s fair. I think that’s one of the reasons why I fell in love with the class, there’s so much information that applies to everything in life.
Thanks for the recommendation! I’ll be sure to give it a read.
Kinda sad that u have to explain this like if people would have paid attention in 8th grade science and 9th grade biology this would basically be common sense.
Because the factor "stress" is left out very often
Idk why it’s so hard for Christians to be progressive, liberal, and listen to science. I’m Christian, yet also all those things. I’m bisexual and hang out with pretty much exclusively LGBTQ+ people, definitely listen to science (evolutionary creationist, to be specific on this one subject), etc. It’s not that hard to be a decent person
This was an unintended interaction from the buffs last patch, due to the mutations interacting together favorably due to a small part of legacy DNA. This is on our radar and will be corrected next patch.
That said the crocodile as a design has been a relatively unchanged apex predator since before we humans even existed.
Seems like a winning design unless the environment forces new evolutionary arms race for better more adaptable traits.
[Let my boy Archer take it away](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxhL3T7yvv4)
Another name for mutation is “birth defect”.
Some mutations are advantageous; others aren’t. We just don’t like change very much, and commonly refer to it by a term that has negative connotations.
But mutation sounds so much cooler, like x-men kinda cool!
But I agree with what you have said.
So when does it turn into a monkey?
Not a monkey. A crab. Everything evolves into a crab eventually.
Who said anything about monkeys? Everything on earth will eventually evolve into crabs given enough time.
Second comment I've seen saying this, is it a joke or for real?
I had to go Google it cus this seemed interesting, but according to multiple random sources it is referred to as carcinization. And it comes from multiple crustaceans having convergent evolution where they end up crab like when they started out not crab like.
Convergent evolution: evolve from different paths and ends up have traits similar to each other, one example is the shape of sharks and dolphins are the same or the wings of bats, birds, and insects.
Soon little jimmy. Real soon.
Imagine a crocodile that swims like a dolphin, backflips and shit
Reject Lizard, return to Fish
Is it in you?
Wouldn't it be a Mergator? I like the word Gatormaiden. Sounds like a good name for a Floridian thrash metal band.
But it wasn't a rock, it was a croc lobster!
🎶Croc lobster, croc lobster, croc lobster 🎶
🎶 CROC LOBSTAAA!!! 🎶
rock hard cockster
Or lobbygator if you will
Lobbygator boutta lobby someone
Idk, that looks fishy
Everyone calm down
That’s just a gator from Finland
That a mergator!
So now it’s doubled its swim speed?
Nope. I think they move their tail sideways, so it's not a mutation, but a damaged spine or something to that extent.
It’s likely an injury.
But it could be a mutation. Just a mutation with a net negative impact.
It can still be a mutation. Not all mutations are beneficial to the animals fitness. In fact most aren’t. Mutations are random.
His Fin Speed you mean
So we ending 2021 with an alligator that’s evolving? Cool. It can’t get any worse right
Left right left
theyve been that way for 200 million years, they are perfection.
return to ~~monke~~ gator
It matters not, alligators, like all living things on the planet, shall eventually become crabs
Yeah if the world’s oldest animal template is feeling the need to evolve we’re in trouble hahahahhah
It looks like he’s sick of our shit and wants to go back to being a fish.
This is just an example of a random genetic mutation, like being born with an extra limb. It's not a sign that alligators are evolving.
In fact, alligators are one of the only species that hasn't gone through any major evolutionary changes in millions of years. They are already perfectly adapted for their environment.
The alligator, like the Porsche 911, got it right the first time and has no reason to change.
It can’t be a 911, OP said it was a Cayman…
> Porsche 911
except maybe the name
It was a legend before the terrorist attack. It actually took me a second to snap out of that and remember the negative connotations of 911. I always loved the name.
Right, but evolution arguably starts with mutations. If there's at least a few that develop this trait per capita AND they survive better, then more chance of them reproducing. If they have more time to exist and potentially reproduce it isn't farfetched to think this could be the outset of a new adaptation.
Edit: Another user pointed out the mutated tail isn't configured for better motion when swimming as the tail moves in a different direction. Making it highly unlikely too give it an advantage
This mutation would not increase their likelihood of surviving though. Their tails move side to side so this would make swimming much more difficult.
On top of that we can basically say with absolute certainty that if alligators needed tails like this to swim better they would have evolved them a very long time ago. I mean look at dolphins for example, we know they evolved from land animals that moved into the ocean and we know they made this transition a long time after alligators had already settled in their current form. If they could change from four-legged land animals to aquatic sea creatures in a fraction of the time alligators have existed then alligators surely would have evolved different tails by now if they needed to.
Absolutely agree, but their habitat is being taken over by humans and for the first time in centuries they are having to adapt to something again.
(But no I don’t think it’s anything like that, just throwing out there the fact that the ecosystem they adapted to is changing)
Alligators are good at growing back stuff, especially tails. This was probably an injury at a young age and it just grew back weird. Nothing to do with dna.
Do you want Mosasuars to come back? Becuase this is how Mososaurs come back.
Well it would take a long time to pass on to a significant population
I would put that thing back to increase the chance to spread those genes. I want to see what happens…
No you don’t. Trust me I’m from the future and evolved alligator are 1/3 of our natural enemies in the future
"Coming soon in a Netflix exclusive premier...*Crocnado*"
These fuckers are evolving again.
Secrets of the ooze? Sharkgator vs teenage mutant ninja turtles
I keep confusing this movie with Ivan Ooze from power rangers. I feel like the 90s was infatuated with ooze
“I can’t fucking wait to grow these fuckers”
There are reports of an ancient Crocodilian discovered with a Dolphin like tail called the [Magyarosuchus fitosi](https://www.popsci.com/crocodile-fossil-dolphin-tail/) that scientists claim might be a missing link in the Crocodilian evolutionary ladder. I'm no scientist but it might be likely that this was just some ancient gene that activated in it's DNA by mistake (like humans with tails, or chickens with teeth), and not some new adaptation. Either way, very cool.
Although I could be wrong and other theories might be more likely, I think mutations from once-lost traits re-emerging through mutations is super cool; how those traits are stored in our DNA and just no longer activated by default while we develop. So if this is that, that's cool.
>like humans with tails
Wait, are you implying there are currently some humans with tails?
Short tails growing out on their lower back yes. Google it if you're not disgusted by malformations.
Oh then never mind. My hopes of real life catgirls are destroyed :(
I mean... Dakosaurus is an even crazier example.
Although it's a crocodiliform and not a crocodilian, so not a missing link since modern crocodile don't descend from it.
The main issue with this is that Gator tails don't move up and down, but side to side, making this mutation ineffective to the gator. If the fin was vertical, that would be a different matter as that would allow the gator far greater mobility.
Id like to know if this particular individual someyimes swims by vertical flapping on occasion.
Theres a lot of instinct involved in behaviors, but injured animals have been observed adapting their behavior to compensate for their change in capabilities.
So does this actually mean anything for evolution or is it just a "handicap" / mutation?
Evolution doesn’t take place in individuals. It happens across an entire population gradually as the proportions of the population that carry different traits changes. E.g. classic example where some kind of moth that had two common colour morphs, white and grey. The white moths camouflage on light coloured lichen on trees so are more common, while the dark moths are rarer because their colour makes them easier for predators to spot on light backgrounds. When pollution from nearby industrial activity killed and darkened the lichen, the lighter moths got killed off and became rarer while the darker moths increased in abundance. That’s a very simple example of how evolution works. A recent example from Australia where I live is the reduction of head size in snakes in areas where the introduced poisonous cane toad has invaded. The largest prey a snake can swallow is limited by the snake’s head size. The smaller a snake’s head is the smaller the largest toad they can eat is and they are more likely to survive eating a smaller cane toad (larger toads have more poison). The snakes with bigger heads are less likely to survive because they don’t know the toads are bad for them. So the survivors of the toad invasion tend to be snakes with smaller heads and so that becomes the norm in that population. It’s evolution on a small timescale. This weird crocodile tail would only be an indicator of evolution if a whole population had tails like that in a particular region but this is more likely a defect, mutation or something went wrong while regrowing the tail (which is only known to happen in juveniles of at least one species).
Ah I see now. Thank you a lot :)
I've alway wondered, and this might be a dumb question so sorry beforehand, aren't we "interrupting" evolution by taking animals with odd mutations out of the ecosystem? Or by selective hunting because of their unique characteristics?
The first time they’ve made an evolutionary advancement in 60 million years and this man probably killed it.
No one seems to notice that the shape does not match how crocodiles swim? They swim side to side and this tail is for up and down movement (dolphins, whales).
Dude put it back into the water. Can’t you see it’s trying so hard to evolve? He probably gathered up like 10 generations worth of energy right there to create that mutation to test if it makes them swim a little bit faster and some giant hairless monkey just snatched it out of the water.
were fucked by a few million years that thing is going to end up being a mosasaurus
That’s some Internet explorer shit…
After a quick seach, there hasn't been anything about this. But i did find a post with the same pic [here](https://www.reddit.com/r/NatureIsFuckingLit/comments/qrtjls/this_baby_crocodile_discovered_with_a_unique_tail/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share) from 12 days ago
It’s from twitter
They are evolving. Just, backwards.
A Mer-gator! Probably just some misactivated fish genes, happens to the best of us
I dont think its the alligator evolving, its more like a deformed tail or could have been caused by injury.
Since aligators move their tail laft to right this seems awfully useless
It's the devil bobby
+2 to speed in water
Interesting as fuck, indeed.
Dat dere is one of dem merrrr-diles. Watch dat snout!
The mutation must be keep alive...
I saw him talking to that Darwin fella.
It has begun
I wonder if this was found in Montauk Island by any chance… lol
Finally, return to Fishe
Evolution has left the alligator virtually unchanged for millions of years.
2021 "Hold my beer".
Reject crocodile, return to fish.
return to fishe