Study Finds Helicopter Noise Gets Crocs “In The Mood”

It turns out, the sound of a helicopter blade is as romantic as a Frank Sinatra album…if you’re a crocodile. The owner of a crocodile farm in Queensland, Australia says that male crocodiles “are being driven into a mating frenzy by the sound and vibrations of Chinook choppers flying overhead”.

How the heck is this even possible? Apparently, the sound a helicopter makes mimics that of a thunderstorm “which can often get the reptiles feeling randy.” The croc farm owner recalled, “All of the big males got up and roared and bellowed up at the sky, and then after the helicopters left they mated like mad,” adding, “There’s something about the sonic waves that really gets them stirred up.”

Source: NY Post

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