Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Fact or Crap?


Fact or Crap?®


A gastric brooding frog is one that incubates its young in its belly.







Fact! This frog species (now extinct) was somehow able to stop production of hydrochloric acid (the digestive fluids) while raising baby frogs. The female swallowed the eggs and kept the developing brood in her stomach until they passed tadpole stage, at which time they came hopping out of her mouth.


A gastric brooding frog with baby in mouth
A gastric brooding frog with baby in mouth

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