Apr 15, 2008

Back Ache

Morgan, Jade, and Ida have all requested that I post this video. So enjoy this Surinam toad hatching toadlets from cavities in her back. Talk about back labor. You'll be itchy for a few hours.

15 comments:

Jade said...

It's a toad, not a frog. I've kept and bred these. This is one of my favorite animals ever :)

cliffette said...

THIS IS NOT RIGHT!!!!!

The holes, the flippy floppy back skin, the jetpacking escape froglets... *shudders all over*

meg said...

wow i'm gonna have nightmares

Theodosia said...

Still easier than the human way....

Anonymous said...

this is another video that gave me the jibblies. ick...

i hoped they named that frog gizmo.

jenjen said...

eeeeeeeeeeeew.

This blog really brings out my erudite side.

Peter Ø said...

I've always loved these fellas.
But I believe that they don't hatch the little ones form the back, it's a cover of loose skin where the hatchlings can hide from predators.

Anonymous said...

EWWWWWW!

Katie said...

Up pop the baby toads, and up pops my lunch.

Man, that is just NASTY!

amunetpallaton said...

Lol katie, my thoughts exactly.

Jade said...

Peter- The eggs are laid and pushed into the mother's back. Her skin swells over them to keep them protected. They hatch there, morph into frogs, and burst out once they're ready to take care of themselves :)

TJTilcox said...

Whoa! talk about crawling skin. Mine now is!

Anonymous said...

wowow! wishing it was longer! loved the commentary!

Vanessa said...

I adore frogs and toads, and actually all amphibians, but the first time I saw footage of this toad unloading the kiddies, I had nightmares over it.
I think it is more the holes in mum than the actual tykes lifting off from them. What happens if a couple of the tykes are a bit chubbier than the rest? Creepy.

Amanda said...

I saw a video of this frog when I was about 9 or so and it freaked me out for years. All my brother would have to do is mention it and I'd start cringing and shuddering. BLECH!