Egyptian Plover (Pluvianus aegyptius)

“Herodotus (484BC – 425BC) first noted a symbiotic relationship between the Egyptian Plover and the Nile crocodile.”

“The plover scavenges in the crocodile’s mouth for decaying flesh and leeches that have attached themselves to the crocodile’s tongue. This gives the plover a meal, and the crocodile a clean mouth, and thus both species benefit.”

“Modern zoologists have long since realized that this is utter bullshit.”

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