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Lady, the Toad Sucking Cocker Spaniel

“Toad licking” has been well documented around the world with secretions from many species causing intense hallucinations. In this 2006 NPR podcast, they tell the story of a poor cocker spaniel who became addicted to toad. “We noticed Lady (the cocker) spending an awful lot of time down by the pond in our backyard. Late…

Adorable! Surinam toads of the family Pipidae have a broad, flat shape and leaf-like appearance, but who cares about that…? They embed fertilized eggs in the mother’s back from whence the babies emerge! Adorable? Horrifying? What was your reaction to the movie Alien? Damn… it looks like Pharyngula beat us to the punch. Whatevs… Surinam…

Scientists in Madagascar recently discovered the remains of a giant prehistoric frog, a relative of today’s horned toads, which blew away the previous record for the largest known frog, Bennicus Bleimanicus. Dubbed Beelzebufo, meaning “frog from hell,” the Devil Frog had important differences from today’s frogs. To begin with, it was freakin huge. Susan Evans,…

2008 – The Year of the Frog

An international consortium of zoos, aquariums, conservation organizations and scientists, calling itself the “Amphibian Ark,” has dubbed 2008 the “Year of the Frog.” Amphibian Ark made the declaration in order to draw awareness to the mass extinction of amphibian species around the globe and to infuriate the Chinese, who already named the year after the…