Toad or snake skin?

If you weren’t paying very close attention, you might think that toad in the road was really a Gabon viper head. Looking similar in pattern to the snake, the Congolese Giant Toad is said to mimic the venomous viper as a method of protection. It also adds some behavioral tricks to this mimicry by raising its rear end and ejecting air like the hiss of a snake. These two animals live in the same area and habitat and may have evolved alongside one another.


See the pictures and read more at: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/congolese-giant-toads-may-mimic-venomous-snakes-trick-predators




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