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originally posted by: skalla
Cool vid, and i loved your initial thought on his likely becoming lunch.
But it's "Ecthelion". Sorry, but i have an over-developed Tolkien nerve, and you made it twitch
originally posted by: Gazrok
There's a couple other stories like this with different animals.
Still, they are still WILD animals. It takes years and years to truly form a domesticated animal, through evolution, these guys just got lucky.
originally posted by: johnwick
See that is my problem. I dont know if it actually cares or knows he is the path to the easy life, the golden goose or silver spoon, with eating him if he ever actually gets hungry later on.
Do they even possess the ability to understand or think this way?
I dont know, from what I know they are mouths with stomachs like sharks.
originally posted by: BlueMule
Very interesting vid about a very special friendship. Thanks OP.
I just have a couple of comments. First, I think it illustrates a capability of the reptile brain that makes me look at it a little differently. Clearly, there was imprinting. What's more, the croc seemed able to transfer some of that imprinting to Roger. Abstract thought?
Second, I object to Chito being called a shaman. Their relationship was not that of a shaman and their animal spirit, which revolves around altered states of consciousness, projection, and ritual. Not imprinting.