Please don’t drain actual swamps — where else would the crocodiles live?


Why would you want to “drain the swamp” when it’s home to crocodiles, snapping turtles, and other wonderful wildlife? That’s what a number of biologists are wondering, after the catchphrase from President-elect Donald Trump took on a life of its own.

And so the scientists have rushed to defend the good name of this noble wetland ecosystem with #ReignTheSwamp. On the delightful corner of the internet known as biologist Twitter, scientists are giving some much-deserved attention to the creatures that depend on the swamp, and paying their respects to the marshes themselves.

Why would you #DrainTheSwamp when beautiful animals like these live there?#ReignTheSwamp @AlongsideWild

— Daniel (@PHSJonas) December 4,…

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