Simon Bisson (sbisson) wrote,
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This one go boom!

...where this one is a German toad...
Hundreds of toads have met a bizarre and sinister end in Germany in recent days, it was reported: they exploded.

According to reports from animal welfare workers and veterinarians as many as a thousand of the amphibians have perished after their bodies swelled to bursting point and their entrails were propelled for up to a metre (three feet).

It is like "a science fiction film", according to Werner Smolnik of a nature protection society in the northern city of Hamburg, where the phenomenon of the exploding toad has been observed.
No one knows what is causing the explosions - but toads from "The Pond of Death" expand to 3 and half times normal size before, err, bursting...
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