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In the journal Primates, the researchers describe six separate cases where chimps were observed trying to deactivate snares.
Mostly, the chimps grasped the snare stick with their hands, shaking it violently until the trap broke.
Sometimes a chimp lightly knocked the sapling that holds the snare, before grasping it to break the trap.
But in all cases, they avoided touching the dangerous part, the wire loop.
In the video above, chimp can be seen seeking out and inspecting snares, without breaking them.
Originally posted by PurpleDog UK
Fantastic story... We (humans) have in a basic sense been out-smarted,,!! I say give the chimps guns and then well have a completely even stage.....evolution ..