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Originally posted by JudahMaccabbi
I had two thoughts:
1- The toads in the pond are at war and one side is introducing a new weapon: The Jihadist Toad. They were brainwashed into believing that they will be getting 72 virgin toads in the great pond in the sky.
2- Maybe now we can change that dumb song - POP GOES THE WEASLE to something a bit more realistic.
Originally posted by William One Sac
Originally posted by thematrix
Same thing was on the news here in belgium about toads in belgium.
In Belgium as well? That is a scary thought. Often times when there are changes in the enviornment, frogs and toads show evidence of it first.
Originally posted by CloudlessKnight
Originally posted by ArchangelOfCool
I think a virus/diesease is making them produce gas inside them....then BANG they explode....wonder if we can get it too....then we can have exploding people....like off starcraft....
Only difference is that if we did get it, we'd just burp or pass gas. Birds and toads and such don't have that ability.
Originally posted by Hellmutt
I heard the german man who first reported this said that he heard a strange sound which didn`t sound like normal toadsound. It sounded like screaming. Like some animal in pain. Then he saw a toad come crawling up from the pond, slowly moving like it was paralysed by something. It crawled up on land where it suddenly expanded up to 3-4 times normal size. Then it went *poff* and *splatter*, and flew about a meter up in the air in the process.
Based on the wounds, Mutschmann said, it appears that a bird pecks into the toad with its beak between the amphibian's chest and abdominal cavity, and the toad puffs itself up as a natural defense mechanism.
But, because the liver is missing and there's a hole in the toad's body, the blood vessels and lungs burst and the other organs ooze out, he said.
Local environmental workers in Hamburg have described it as a scene out of a horror or science fiction movie, with the bloated frogs agonizing and twitching for several minutes, inflating like a balloon before suddenly bursting.
Decompression of the stomach can only be done with a nasal gastric tube often referred to as an equine stomach tube. The cecum and large intestine can be relieved of gas, or decompressed, by the use of a horse trochar, or, in its absence, a 5 to 6-inch 14 or 16-gauge needle. -more
Originally posted by daboga75
leave us hanging with no conclusion as to what caused this phenomenon?
Theories abound, but German conservationists struggle to find convincing explanation for amphibian Armageddon
"Dozens of toads were crawling out of the water. They were puffed up to almost three times their normal size and making strange screeching noises. Then they just started popping. Some just went 'phut!' and their guts spewed out, but others literally exploded, showering the place with bits of innards. My trousers were covered in toad entrails."
Originally posted by freeform
the frogs would all group together to mate, and after the mating proces they need more air and due to a small hole in their lungs this creates the effect of over and underpressure and they explode...