Monday, May 02, 2005

Crows 1, Toads 0

Thanks to DQ reader Michael Byrd for sending me a link to a story that exlains the exploding toads phenomenon. From the article
...a veterinary surgeon, Frank Mutschmann, who has examined the remains of the toads, said they had been pierced with a single peck by crows trying to eat their livers. This in turn caused the toads to explode.

"The toads swell up as a form of self-defence. But when their livers are taken away and their stomachs are punctured, their blood vessels explode, their lungs collapse and the other organs come out," Mutschmann said.

Mystery solved, apparently. We still need video.

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