"Mountain chickens have very peculiar breeding habits" "Alien-like" scenes of tadpoles feasting on eggs emerging from their mother have been caught on camera.
The footage marks the success of a captive breeding programme for the critically endangered mountain chicken frog, one of the world's largest frogs.
Not for the easily squicked.
posted by longsleeves
on Aug 11, 2009 -
What do you do when you're a Panamanian golden frog
and you need to let that certain special someone across the way know you're, um, interested? Sure, you could croak a few sweet nothings in her ear, but those rushing jungle streams can drown out even the most virile of frog voices. So, you... wave
! Yeah, give her a little wave! A BBC film crew has captured footage of this rare (and, according to their article, now extinct) amphibian waving, fighting and mating
. [NOTE: last link includes hot froggy ménage à trois. Surely NSFW!] [more inside]
posted by flapjax at midnite
on Feb 1, 2008 -
Today in weird animals
: An international group of scientists has described an animal that provides nutrition for its young by letting them peel off and eat its skin.
posted by Afroblanco
on Apr 17, 2006 -