Puzzle over three-headed frog

Tell us what's happenng in your part of the world.
Outlaw Torn
Posts: 1049
Joined: Sun Apr 23, 2006 3:39 am
Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne, England

Puzzle over three-headed frog

Post by AJRC_CS »

This is just freaky. Not sure if it's because of contaminated water where the frogs breed or if it's just one of those freaks of nature.

The ignorant close their mind and convince themselves that there's only one truth. The wise keep an open mind to the different possibilities leading to and stemming from the present. Look not with your eyes but with your mind.

Guardian Angel
Guardian Angel
Posts: 1937
Joined: Wed Dec 01, 2004 8:18 am
Location: Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Post by mdkilmer »

I just saw a TV special about this. They said that there's a parasite that does it.

The parasite lives in water birds. Its eggs pass out with feces, into the water. A tiny thing hatches and bores into the frog's tadpoles. As the tadpole changes into a frog, the parasite attacks the chromosomes and thus produces frogs with no legs, ten legs, etc. Also multiple heads, deformed muscles and bones, and all sorts of things. This makes the frog an easy target for frog-eating water birds.

The parasite thus manages to get back into its main host where it can complete its cycle and produce more eggs.

The show was kind of fascinatingly horrible.
<b>"There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats."</b>

...Albert Schweitzer

Outlaw Torn
Posts: 1382
Joined: Sun Oct 01, 2006 4:34 pm
Location: Cor-pus Crispy

Post by meadow »

:omg: that honestly makes me want to puke. ew gross!
"i hope you flip your bike over and knock your two front teeth out, you selfish son of a bitch!" ~Wedding Crashers