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Re: Lamarckian

>When did the first croc NOT eat its prey, but picked it up etc?  Always
>interesting to try to imagine such a sequence!  Sometimes of course, the
>original or intermediate behaviour is practically impossible to guess from
>the final stage.  However, A possible sequence might be: clearing away nest
>debris (carefully); carefully finding young in jaws and not biting; starting
>to wander off to the river with young in jaws etc.

I always imagined that the first such incident happened when one got
sated from its meal and intended to keep it from others.  Initially, 
perhaps just hanging on to it.  Perhaps it was dropped and not discovered
by others?