Surinam Toads Perfect Birthing Method to Destroy Humanity


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 Toad stays.

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Barf......Somehow, as a woman, the idea of giving birth through tons of holes in my back.....barf.

Not really holes in the back. The whole thing takes place in the skin. The eggs are put on the back, and the skin grows around them.

By David Marjanović (not verified) on 13 Apr 2008 #permalink


This is just like a dream I had once! Only it was ME giving birth through holes in my back!


Wow! They're so big when they come out!

...How..cute? Uhm...

...*Barfs a little bit*