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Exploding toads plague Hamburg.

Hundreds of toads have met a bizarre and sinister end in recent days. According to reports from animal welfare workers and veterinarians as many as a thousand of the amphibians have perished after their bodies swelled to bursting point and their entrails were propelled for up to a meter.

Seriously. Any coverage from our Germany correspondant?

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Don't blame me -- I didn't do it!

Apparently there are only female toads found exploded and local biologists say it's the eggs inside the females that swell and cause the “explosion”. Yuk!

reporting back from hamburg:

please believe me: all toads are sound and safe and happily multiplying causing explosion of toad population.

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