I know this freaks the fuck out of some people but I can’t not reblog it. I first saw this on a BBC nature special when I was only two or three and I was nothing but mesmerized by how adorable and cool it is for a mom frog to also be like a froggy wasp’s nest.
I was honestly rather disappointed when I discovered how many people instead developed a life-long terror of holes from learning that same thing.
Pipa frogs are magical > : (
If you think about it: when humans give birth, it’s an elaborate, bloody, painful ordeal that involves sweating and screaming and a probability of defecating (if we’re going the natural route). Then all mum gets for beating the odds of any number of fatal complications is this defenseless, helpless creature that continues to rely on her for months and months before she can even think of letting it swim out all by its lonesome into the hungry, predatory world.
These toads are probably freaked out at our births.