Fighting Frog Has A Hidden Bone Knife In Its Thumb

October 18, 2012


Seen here looking suspiciously like the girl I had a crush on in high school does now (burn Allison -- I'm glad you turned me down for Homecoming!), the Japanese Otton frog has a fifth "false" finger with a hidden bone blade inside for slashing male opponents and positioning females during mating. Call me crazy, but I have a strict 'NO KNIVES' policy in the bedroom. Aromatherapy candles are still a go.

"While the pseudo-thumb may have evolved for mating, it is clear that they're now used for combat," Iwai explained in a statement. "The males demonstrated a jabbing response with the thumb when they were picked up, and the many scars on the male spines provided evidence of fighting."

Hell yeah, fighting frogs! "Battletoads." YES -- I knew there was a reason I kept you around. "Because I'm so clever and witty?" No, because you're so humble. GET OUT OF MY SIGHT, YOU DISGUST ME.

Thanks to Lar, who tried to tell me Wolverine has been out in the forest fathering frog babies.

  • KendrickLamar

    Frog Assassin

  • amish_vampire

    well i know why those frogs are a rare species, because they are freaking stabbing each other while having sex.

  • n_a_a_s

    a knife wielding thug frog would feel much more at home if it were in brazil

  • Jandkas


  • Lookaze

    BattleToads: The Beginning

  • Guest

    The only frog capable of mugging someone.

  • Marcus Como

    Training my first crop of fighters for the Frog Combat League even now...

  • BillGatesIsYourDaddy

    UFFC - Ultimate Frog Fighting Championship ®

    I will start making the t-shirts

  • Snikt!

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