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One of the strangest meal-times in the animal kingdom has been caught on film by a BBC crew.

The team recorded footage of a female worm-like amphibian, called a caecilian (pronounced "Sicilian"), allowing her young to peel off and eat her skin.

The video is a bit odd-putting if you don't like slimy, wormy things, but fascinating nonetheless.

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Goodhart (author)2008-02-10

Oh I could pun on this one for awhile: Hey ! Gimme some Skin ! LOL

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LinuxH4x0r (author)zachninme2008-02-09

*crawls back into closet of shame*

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Kiteman (author)LinuxH4x0r2008-02-10

Rats, I missed a rude joke. Was it worth a PM, Linux?

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LinuxH4x0r (author)Kiteman2008-02-10

No, nacho sad I was spamming my new instructable too much
Check it out

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NachoMahma (author)2008-02-09
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Goodhart (author)2008-02-09

Kind of gives the term "no skin off my nose" a whole new meaning, eh?

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