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I’ve come across some pretty wacky stuff before, but nothing even comes close to one of these alien amphibians. Give a child some clay and tell them to make the weirdest frog they can imagine, then take their creation and drive over it with your car. Just like that, you’ll have an anatomically correct Suriname toad model. I never thought I’d see this species in the flesh, as looking for a 2D, brown-coloured frog in a muddy stream is exactly as hopeless as it sounds.

The Suriname toad (Pipa pipa) ranges throughout the amazon basin in slow flowing rivers and streams. They have a triangular shaped head, vestigial eyes, star shaped fingers and little frills hanging off their cheeks. What’s arguably more interesting is that they lack teeth and tongues – instead opting to cram whatever food item is small enough into their capacious mouths…