Well, technically speaking, the freakiest frog ever is NOT a frog.
It’s a TOAD.
A Surinam sea toad.
And it’s soooo FREAKY that it’s TOTALLY AWESOME!
The Surinam sea toad has adapted in the most amazing way. Only nature could have thought of this!
To keep their babies safe until they are big enough to survive on their own, Surinam sea toads implant eggs into the skin of the female’s back. The larvae develop into tadpoles which remain protected until they emerge as fully developed toads.
And totally GROSS!
Check out the video. Eugh !!!!!
Large flippered feet and greatly flattened bodies make these amphibians well suited to life in South America’s murky ponds and swamps, but habitat loss means this their future survival is currently regarded as threatened.
Are they adorable? Or horrifying?
One thing’s for sure. They are toad-ally FREAKY!