Reddit Finds Ten Animals Smarter Than You Are

A dog who made his own boat and 9 more victories of the animal kingdom

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Here’s a fun game: The next time you see a squirrel, stop and look deeply into its eyes. Stare for long enough and you’ll inevitably be left with a single question—what is it plotting?

Our furry and feathered friends in the animal kingdom often get a bad rap in the intelligence department. But when it comes right down to it, animals can accomplish lots of complex tasks many humans find vexing, like consistently winning at tic-tac-toe or maintaining a sizable following on Twitter.

Users of the social news site Reddit, a community not shy about about professing its adoration for adorable animals, created a new subreddit called r/AnimalsBeingGeniuses showcasing often jaw-dropping of examples of nature’s craftiest specimens.

Check out some of the section’s best finds:

Dog making a boat

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Bird using bread to catch fish

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Dog is a master thief

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Cow pumping its own water

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Forgot your bike lock? Just use a dog instead.

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Crow going snowboarding

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Seagull is also a master thief

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Orangutan toweling off

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Dolphins playing catch

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Monkey easily beating a memory game

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