- Aug 10, 2004
Yes it is the mystery of exploding German frogs! Maybe they are swelling with pride, either way they can't stop, and then magically explode! So, beware - and don't go kissing any of them thar exploding frogs.
The toads at a pond in the upscale neighborhood of Altona have been blowing up since the beginning of the month, filling up like balloons until their stomachs suddenly burst.
"It looks like a scene from a science-fiction movie," Werner Schmolnik, the head of a local environment group, told the Hamburger Abendblatt daily. "The bloated animals suffer for several minutes before they finally die."