When Threatened, A Few African Frogs Can Morph Toes Into Claws

Tuesday, June 24, 2008 - 21:28 in Biology & Nature

Some African frogs carry concealed weapons: when threatened, these species puncture their own skin with sharp bones in their toes, using the bones as claws capable of wounding predators. At least 11 species kick at predators with sharp, protruding bones as a defense mechanism.

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