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Female toads inflate to avoid sex.
BBC ^ | Jan 6 2010 | BBC

Posted on 01/24/2010 5:41:40 PM PST by GSP.FAN

A report in the Royal Society's Biology Letters journal describes how a female cane toad inflates its body to prevent an amorous male from mating with it.

This makes it difficult for the male toad to "hold on".

(Excerpt) Read more at news.bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Humor; Miscellaneous; Outdoors; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: genderwars; napl; toads
Works for me...
1 posted on 01/24/2010 5:41:41 PM PST by GSP.FAN
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To: GSP.FAN

My ex-wife did that very same thing.


2 posted on 01/24/2010 5:42:24 PM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: GSP.FAN

LOL, same thing happens to married women.


3 posted on 01/24/2010 5:42:37 PM PST by upsdriver
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To: GSP.FAN
Meghan McCain Pictures, Images and Photos
4 posted on 01/24/2010 5:43:59 PM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: Snickering Hound

She looks even less appealing then Rosie O’Donuts!


5 posted on 01/24/2010 5:45:35 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Is anyone in the 0bama administration competent at anything?!!?)
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To: GSP.FAN

There was no way I could pass this headline.

Man you found a gem.


6 posted on 01/24/2010 5:45:43 PM PST by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: GSP.FAN
...inflates its body to prevent an amorous male from mating with it.

Yep.. Seen it happen in the human world too. They also put so much junk on their skin they may be just as poisonous as the toad.

7 posted on 01/24/2010 5:48:26 PM PST by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: GSP.FAN

You beat me to it! Really, it’s not fair to the self respecting toads!


8 posted on 01/24/2010 5:51:16 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: GSP.FAN

So, does it look to your like Rosie is slowly turning into an actual troll?


9 posted on 01/24/2010 5:52:29 PM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Made from The Right Stuff)
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To: upsdriver

Sure, men never let their six packs turn into beer bellies.


10 posted on 01/24/2010 5:53:32 PM PST by bgill (The framers of the US Constitution established an entire federal government in 18 pages.)
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To: GSP.FAN
Must be Jelly, cause jam don't shake like that.
11 posted on 01/24/2010 5:53:32 PM PST by Vaquero (BHO....'The Pretenda from Kenya')
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To: GSP.FAN

Rosie O’Doughnut...not enough beer in the world.


12 posted on 01/24/2010 5:53:55 PM PST by Mich Patriot
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To: GSP.FAN
How 'bout this one?


13 posted on 01/24/2010 5:55:20 PM PST by ChrisInAR (You gotta let it out, Captain!)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Lets hope Toads have a sense of humour..


14 posted on 01/24/2010 5:56:45 PM PST by GSP.FAN (These are the times that try men's souls.)
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To: GSP.FAN

Not only that, but they can give the males genital warts.


15 posted on 01/24/2010 5:57:32 PM PST by hellbender
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To: ChrisInAR

At least if she inflated, the wrinkles would disappear!!!


16 posted on 01/24/2010 5:58:11 PM PST by Mich Patriot
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To: ChrisInAR

UGH..Helen does not need to inflate smiling does the same job..


17 posted on 01/24/2010 5:59:35 PM PST by GSP.FAN (These are the times that try men's souls.)
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To: GSP.FAN
The toad wins, no contest!


18 posted on 01/24/2010 5:59:54 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: GSP.FAN
Well gee, could the male make himself any more unattractive?


19 posted on 01/24/2010 6:00:25 PM PST by Daffynition (What's all this about hellfire and Dalmatians?)
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To: Daffynition

Holy Sh!t, his testicles double as life jackets!!!


20 posted on 01/24/2010 6:01:55 PM PST by Mich Patriot
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

21 posted on 01/24/2010 6:01:56 PM PST by Daffynition (What's all this about hellfire and Dalmatians?)
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To: Snickering Hound

Who is she?
A couple of 12 packs and i’d hit it...
Of course that would be if i was not married,have a daughter and a son on the way...
Phew wife just left the room,wipes sweat off brow..


22 posted on 01/24/2010 6:03:41 PM PST by GSP.FAN (These are the times that try men's souls.)
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To: GSP.FAN

23 posted on 01/24/2010 6:03:57 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Mich Patriot
Now you know how She feels!


24 posted on 01/24/2010 6:04:45 PM PST by Daffynition (What's all this about hellfire and Dalmatians?)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Many ex-wife comments...


25 posted on 01/24/2010 6:05:15 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: GSP.FAN

That Rosie pic looks like she’s trying to take a dump.


26 posted on 01/24/2010 6:05:24 PM PST by Mich Patriot
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

Really? O’Donuts doesn’t look anything like a girl to me. The other picture (blond) is not bad looking to me. A little heavy but very feminine.


27 posted on 01/24/2010 6:10:49 PM PST by Upstate NY Guy
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To: Daffynition; SWAMPSNIPER; JoeProBono
Toad Porn..The money shot...
28 posted on 01/24/2010 6:11:21 PM PST by GSP.FAN (These are the times that try men's souls.)
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To: Lurker

Dang, you beat me to the punch! That is exactly what my ex did to me as well.


29 posted on 01/24/2010 6:12:49 PM PST by Man from Oz
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To: GSP.FAN

More cushion, less pushing....


30 posted on 01/24/2010 6:17:30 PM PST by caver (Obama's first goals: allow more killing of innocents and allow the killers of innocents to go free.)
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To: GSP.FAN

Jeez, they don’t look very excited. Maybe a trip to the adult toy store?


31 posted on 01/24/2010 6:20:41 PM PST by Mich Patriot
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To: GSP.FAN

Hehe - rosie was my first thought when I saw that headline...


32 posted on 01/24/2010 6:30:09 PM PST by Hegemony Cricket (The emperor has no pedigree.)
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To: Mich Patriot
I guess toad sex ain't that exciting?
33 posted on 01/24/2010 6:41:20 PM PST by GSP.FAN (These are the times that try men's souls.)
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To: Man from Oz

Nah, my ex would just roll over on her side and pretend to be asleep.


34 posted on 01/24/2010 6:49:21 PM PST by technically right
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To: GSP.FAN
Just dang!


35 posted on 01/24/2010 6:50:53 PM PST by Daffynition (What's all this about hellfire and Dalmatians?)
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To: GSP.FAN

LMAO!!!


36 posted on 01/24/2010 6:51:17 PM PST by eaglesiniowa ((Hope is not a course of action))
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To: Mich Patriot
Holy Sh!t, his testicles double as life jackets!!!

If a frog had side pockets, he'd... oh never mind!

37 posted on 01/24/2010 7:34:25 PM PST by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd = TRUE)
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To: Jet Jaguar; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
IATHTP!


38 posted on 01/24/2010 7:43:23 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (Don't feed the trolls.)
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To: GSP.FAN

This is what places us above the animals.

39 posted on 01/24/2010 8:06:39 PM PST by martin_fierro (Yes, there's a User Manual)
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To: GSP.FAN

Golly, I thought I was the only one...

Who knew?

LOL


40 posted on 01/24/2010 8:38:08 PM PST by Danae (Don't think the Constitution matters? Try living in a country without one.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Inside every toad is a prince waiting to get out.


41 posted on 01/24/2010 8:41:16 PM PST by Daffynition (What's all this about hellfire and Dalmatians?)
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To: martin_fierro

42 posted on 01/24/2010 8:42:23 PM PST by Daffynition (What's all this about hellfire and Dalmatians?)
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To: Daffynition

I dunno - he seems very content to be a toad.


43 posted on 01/24/2010 8:49:33 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (Don't feed the trolls.)
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To: upsdriver

first they cut their hair

then they inflate.


44 posted on 01/24/2010 8:51:43 PM PST by Chickensoup (We have the government we deserve. Is our government our traitor?)
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To: Daffynition
Cyberporn is a growing problem in the amphibian world...


45 posted on 01/24/2010 9:00:43 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: GSP.FAN

OMG! LOL


46 posted on 01/24/2010 10:00:45 PM PST by beckysueb (Scott Brown is a start. Lets keep it going.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

47 posted on 01/24/2010 10:25:00 PM PST by Daffynition (What's all this about hellfire and Dalmatians?)
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To: potlatch

Hilarious thread ping!


48 posted on 01/24/2010 11:21:48 PM PST by ntnychik
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To: Daffynition

I see that and hear Gollum saying, “My Prrrrecious!”


49 posted on 01/25/2010 7:01:55 AM PST by Darksheare (Tar is cheap, and feathers are plentiful.)
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To: ntnychik

Thank you for the LOL ping.
Got your wonderful picture of ‘P’ today!! Love it.


50 posted on 01/27/2010 7:51:53 PM PST by potlatch (- What a co-inky-dink-)
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