Wolverine frogs discovered

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

Biologists at Harvard University have determined that 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.

The unusual defense mechanism is described by Harvard’s David C. Blackburn, James Hanken, and Farish A. Jenkins, Jr., in a forthcoming issue of the journal Biology Letters.

“It’s surprising enough to find a frog with claws,” says Blackburn, a doctoral student in Harvard’s Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology. “The fact that those claws work by cutting through the skin of the frogs’ feet is even more astonishing. These are the only vertebrate claws known to pierce their way to functionality.”

“Most vertebrates do a much better job of keeping their skeletons inside,” he adds.

We need to get some of these into jpinards frop pond to ward off the fence hoppers.

Frops already have this, being superior to frogs in most ways.

Does it hurt?

Every time.

Man, thanks for that. I really needed a laugh today and that did the trick.

What the hell? I thought frop bogs were completely safe. Isn’t that the problem. If frops have claws, why don’t they just attack the teenagers tramping on jp’s lawn?

Well, they’re pacifists.

Let’s stop spraying them with oxytocin then.

This is, by far, the greatest thing I have ever read.

Like Bhuddists or something? Might they burn themselves in protest at the teenagers?

I myself dabbled in pacifism once.

Then you know they’ve got emotional problems!

Frogs also have strong regeneration abilities.

Could be worse; they could be nilhists.

Fuck me. I mean, say what you like about the tenets of National Socialism, Brandon, at least it’s an ethos.

If you lick these frogs, do you gain their mutant powers? Or do they impale your tongue with their extendible spine barbs?

So these frogs have a healing factor?

These would make an an excellent addition to the latest chocolates from the Whizzo Chocolate Factory.