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Omnicorpor

Good luck figuring this one out, Maury.


CASAdriver

Somewhere there is an alligator or a fish doing flips of joy down a flight of stairs


chris_fish

It was't me.


CASAdriver

That's exactly what you would say if it were you


Murky-Search9626

You are NOT the father…*cue Super Bowl shuffle*


ihahp

I get paid to do the Super Bowl Shuffle


quietlyloud49

Ain’t no loose necks in this family Maury we all got strong necks


GrooverFiller

Where I come from some people have webbed toes too.


matatoman

Tasmania?


GrooverFiller

Louisiana


LightFighter01

Tbh I thought you were gonna say Alabama.


GrooverFiller

Probably also in lower Alabama,,, LA for short


ADHD_Supernova

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.


experts_never_lie

["Thank God for Mississippi" manages to have a heavily-sourced wikipedia page](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thank_God_for_Mississippi), for another contender.


BentPin

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?


NicholasPickleUs

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


seansy5000

To your point there isn’t a lot of difference between them.


popegonzo

Tasmania, Louisiana, Narnia, New Zealand... people come up with crazy names for made-up places.


Spookwagen_II

Wyoming


blitzduck

Canada


taekwonthough

Atlantis?


Bayyyney

Hahahahahahaha this was perfect dude


Muffinmurdurer

Come on, that's the easy answer.


green_left_hand

Innsmouth?


DThor536

Cthulhu has entered the chat...


Cthulhu_Fhtang

Who dares summon me?


FelicianoCalamity

Sick reference bro


Aquariumpsychotic

Nice


Cthulhu_Fhtang

Ah, yes...


donner_dinner_party

Two of my toes are webbed! But my kids didn’t inherit it.


grblwrbl

Should have tried fucking your sister.


Parpy

For science.


Responsible_Theory70

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.


sahndie

Me too! No, I don’t swim faster, but toe socks are the *worst.*


51st-state

Norfolk in da ~~house~~ hut.


TomahawkIsotope

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.


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funkdialout

Astin Koocher!


croninsiglos

It’s a caiman that was probably injured and also started the process of growing a new tail.


MintJulepTestosteron

It’s a crocodile mermaid.


ImGCS3fromETOH

That crocodile's daddy fucked a fish.


CyberNinja23

I’m thinking more of the dragon/donkey relationship from Shrek.


sm1ttysm1t

Of *course* you're a girl dragon!


Mortress_

Is donkey's dick extremely large or is the dragon's lady parts extremely small?


mayonaizmyinstrument

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**.


erk_knows_best

Bye bye, Little Sebastian!


Creepy-Analyst

He’s not so little according to the vet…


shelleygreen

Miss you in the saddest fashion


bozwold

Another mutation, 5 legged horse


0ranje

[I hope the girls notice my new scarf ](https://i.chzbgr.com/original/5286040832/hD77BCAA2/damn-thats-the-biggest-scarf-ive-ever-seen)


Triple-Deke

I don't have any interest in talking about any of this.


onbakeplatinum

Speak for yourself!


James3000gt

I have a bunch of mini horses, can confirm. Massive songs.


11Johnny511

13 inch songs


Ball-Blam-Burglerber

I don't think that'll fit on my turntable.


coldfu

Would you rather get fucked by a duck with a horse-sized dick or 100 horses duck-sized dicks?


chopperhead2011

If you knew the horror of a duck dick, you wouldn't have asked this question. Hint: corkscrew.


onbakeplatinum

Hello one male mini horse please


curiousmind111

So… a pentapod?!


OurDudeOfSorrows

Oh c'mon you know Donkey packin that schmeat


Oarlikwosten

With that attitude, it must be


fosighting

Fish have vertical tails. If this is the result of a crime against nature, crocodile's daddy fucked a porpoise.


WeeMadCanuck

So he did it with a purpoise


TheColdIronKid

dolphinately.


AkaGurGor

Beware, you may be unknowingly summoning u/fishfucker...


artieeee

Do you like fish dicks?


[deleted]

A mermodile


Suddhist_Monk

I think you just invented a Pokémon tbh


theonetruekiing

shame. if it was an alligator it could be called a Gatoraid


Joryboi

A Merdile?


Falcon_Alpha_Delta

MERMAN!!


AfterwhileNecrophile

We should call them murkmaids


Pokemom6

THIS RIGHT HERE! fuck that caiman guy above!


TitaniumReinforced

Merman, dad!


OniExpress

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.


croninsiglos

Yacare caiman, picture from Formosa Argentina.


andaleo

I shall name it a Caimaid.


private_unlimited

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


Twizzlers_and_donuts

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.


PrimalNumber

This guy listened to his biology teachers! That this simple little explanation is so threatening to millions (billions?) of people is just…sad.


Rather_Unfortunate

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.


sofa_king_we_todded

Preach


PrimalNumber

Nice😂😎


Axthen

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)


goldenfxck

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?


Axthen

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.


goldenfxck

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.


SuperSaiyanJesus1999

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.


zieji

Because the factor "stress" is left out very often


ScAr_wlvrne

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


LemonPepper

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.


velocity010

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)


foospork

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.


Twizzlers_and_donuts

But mutation sounds so much cooler, like x-men kinda cool! But I agree with what you have said.


Hopfit46

So when does it turn into a monkey?


fradzio

Not a monkey. A crab. Everything evolves into a crab eventually.


I________________

Who said anything about monkeys? Everything on earth will eventually evolve into crabs given enough time.


twod119

Second comment I've seen saying this, is it a joke or for real?


Twizzlers_and_donuts

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.


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peckerchecker2

Soon little jimmy. Real soon.


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_BlNG_

Imagine a crocodile that swims like a dolphin, backflips and shit


Izzy5466

Reject Lizard, return to Fish


Pcakes844

Gatormaid


johnnycakeAK

Is it in you?


stac0cats

Wouldn't it be a Mergator? I like the word Gatormaiden. Sounds like a good name for a Floridian thrash metal band.


VarietyMedical5377

Merligator


_Pyrets

Tailgator


horseren0ir

Croc lobster


cmnguyen88

But it wasn't a rock, it was a croc lobster!


dendrivertigo

🎶Croc lobster, croc lobster, croc lobster 🎶


Random-Guys1

🎶 CROC LOBSTAAA!!! 🎶


DatChernoby2Guy

rock hard cockster


ABoiFromTheSky

Crocster Or lobbygator if you will


MakkusuTV

Lobbygator boutta lobby someone


Robrogineer

Crocster.


heinebold

Idk, that looks fishy


Yamagooski

Everyone calm down That’s just a gator from Finland


itsnotmeanifitsfunny

That a mergator!


MonsterFieldResearch

So now it’s doubled its swim speed?


joseplluissans

Nope. I think they move their tail sideways, so it's not a mutation, but a damaged spine or something to that extent.


zykezero

It’s likely an injury. But it could be a mutation. Just a mutation with a net negative impact.


UnloadedGunn

It can still be a mutation. Not all mutations are beneficial to the animals fitness. In fact most aren’t. Mutations are random.


Nuclear1975

His Fin Speed you mean


Joiion

So we ending 2021 with an alligator that’s evolving? Cool. It can’t get any worse right


deathparty05

Right?


Ez13zie

Right?


JefeFrijoles

Right?


Beardowriting85

Right?


Sosaandretti17

Right?


[deleted]

Right?


ChrizTaylor

Right?


legoshi_loyalty

Right?


Gr1pp717

Left right left


SharkTellsYou

theyve been that way for 200 million years, they are perfection.


marsloth

return to ~~monke~~ gator


GarfieldHentaixd

It matters not, alligators, like all living things on the planet, shall eventually become crabs


pragmojo

Yeah if the world’s oldest animal template is feeling the need to evolve we’re in trouble hahahahhah


Triette

It looks like he’s sick of our shit and wants to go back to being a fish.


ReadditMan

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.


Phoenixilva

The alligator, like the Porsche 911, got it right the first time and has no reason to change. ^^^/s


Roushstage2

It can’t be a 911, OP said it was a Cayman…


MrKarim

> Porsche 911 except maybe the name


deewheredohisfeetgo

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.


royakan

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


ReadditMan

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.


DunxDigsIt

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)


CourtesyOf__________

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.


Piscator629

Do you want Mosasuars to come back? Becuase this is how Mososaurs come back.


EternamD

Well it would take a long time to pass on to a significant population


Skip2k

I would put that thing back to increase the chance to spread those genes. I want to see what happens…


Joiion

No you don’t. Trust me I’m from the future and evolved alligator are 1/3 of our natural enemies in the future


series-hybrid

"Coming soon in a Netflix exclusive premier...*Crocnado*"


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These fuckers are evolving again.


falcoretheflyingdog

Secrets of the ooze? Sharkgator vs teenage mutant ninja turtles


thechilipepper0

I keep confusing this movie with Ivan Ooze from power rangers. I feel like the 90s was infatuated with ooze


TheVulfPecker

“I can’t fucking wait to grow these fuckers”


CthuluSpecialK

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.


Garosath

>like humans with tails Wait, are you implying there are currently some humans with tails?


kaam00s

Short tails growing out on their lower back yes. Google it if you're not disgusted by malformations.


Garosath

Oh then never mind. My hopes of real life catgirls are destroyed :(


kaam00s

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.


jish5

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.


series-hybrid

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.


jeezburger69

So does this actually mean anything for evolution or is it just a "handicap" / mutation?


MiddleofCalibrations

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).


jeezburger69

Ah I see now. Thank you a lot :)


FodziCz

Sharkgator


LouisDeckard

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?


1776personified

The first time they’ve made an evolutionary advancement in 60 million years and this man probably killed it.


131318535

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).


Mysterious-Board9079

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.


Tipiyurtdweller

Forbidden mermaid.


GenesiS792

were fucked by a few million years that thing is going to end up being a mosasaurus


madtitan06

That’s some Internet explorer shit…


CaptainRedBeard35

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


croninsiglos

It’s from twitter https://twitter.com/Elisandre2002/status/1401901699065909249?s=20


teekay_1994

They are evolving. Just, backwards.


c-lynn99

A Mer-gator! Probably just some misactivated fish genes, happens to the best of us


SassySarah85

I dont think its the alligator evolving, its more like a deformed tail or could have been caused by injury.


Niwi_

Since aligators move their tail laft to right this seems awfully useless


Fit_Yak_4044

It's the devil bobby


AffectionateBus672

+2 to speed in water


Successful-Oil-7625

Evolution


gondorle

Interesting as fuck, indeed.


Santoryu360

Dat dere is one of dem merrrr-diles. Watch dat snout!


[deleted]

The mutation must be keep alive...


roote14

I saw him talking to that Darwin fella.


possumbellyband

Mermalligator


1itai

It has begun


Duk3-87

I wonder if this was found in Montauk Island by any chance… lol


JavaScript_boi

Finally, return to Fishe


Schmeeble

Evolution has left the alligator virtually unchanged for millions of years. 2021 "Hold my beer".


legoshi_loyalty

Reject crocodile, return to fish.


oranosskyman

reject gator return to fishe