Amphibian eats mother’s skin – Boing Boing

Amphibian eats mother’s skin – Boing Boing

Here’s an appetizing video of baby caecilians, a mysterious subterranean order of amphibians, peeling and eating the skin off their mother’s tail.

Mmmm, yummy, Mummy! If we hadn’t been mammals, but some sort of insectoid, we’d call this “skin-feeding” or “tail-feeding.” I bet some skiffy author will end up creating an intelligent race that does just this. Suckling, or nibbling, it’s still kinda gross.

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