Brazilian toads can eat venomous scorpions


This 19 March 2020 video says about itself:

Brazilian toads that eat scorpions can survive the venom of 10 stings

Although anecdotal reports have suggested toads prey on scorpions, the behaviour hasn’t been studied before.

In experiments, researchers gave ten toads the opportunity to eat two poisonous yellow scorpions each. Seven of the toads ate both scorpions, while two ate just one arachnid, and another toad failed to catch any.

Before swallowing, the toads use their mouths and front legs move the scorpion into position. Slow-motion footage suggested that some toads were stung inside the mouth but no symptoms were observed.

Read more here.

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