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Slimy, disgusting, yet oddly touching (icky video!) Answered

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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mikee963
mikee963

10 years ago

eewe☻

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Goodhart
Goodhart

12 years ago

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

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LinuxH4x0r
LinuxH4x0r

Reply 12 years ago

*crawls back into closet of shame*

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 12 years ago

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

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LinuxH4x0r
LinuxH4x0r

Reply 12 years ago

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

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

12 years ago

. Ain't Nature amazing?

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Goodhart
Goodhart

12 years ago

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

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 12 years ago

>chortle <