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15 remarkable animals that use tools

By: Bryan Nelson on Oct. 28, 2009, 10:09 a.m.
Striated heron with a fish in its bill

Photo: Frankie Chu/Flickr [CC by ND-2.0]

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Striated herons

Striated herons use their smarts to be better fishermen. Rather than wading through water waiting for their prey to surface, these herons use fishing lures to coax fish to within striking distance. Some herons have been seen sprinkling food like bread crumbs over the water to entice fish.