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Oh, God No: Amazonian Frog Steals And Fertilizes Eggs From Dead Females

Today in News You Probably Would Have Been Happier Not Knowing, the tiny, unassuming Amazonian frog Rhinella proboscidea doesn't seem like the most awful creature ever to walk the Earth, but it probably is. That's because Rhinella proboscidea, as a species, are a bunch of necrophiliacs. If they can't find a living lady during mating season, the small brown frogs quickly get, like, way less picky, plucking egg cells from the corpses of females killed during the often violent rounds of 'explosive breeding' and then fertilizing them.

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