Just in time for Halloween, we give you a truly creepy animal: the Horror Hairy Frog from Cameroon. Not only are the bristly skin appendages truly unsightly, this amphibian also has a nasty little trick up its hands. Through a bizarre twist of evolution, the Hairy Frog literally breaks its own bones as a defense mechanism.
How it works:
1. Hairy Frog is threatened.
2. Hairy Frog breaks its tiny finger bones, puncturing the toe pad skin: Exhibit A.
3. Hairy Frog effectively creates claws, made of bone: Exhibit B.
4. Hairy Frog can now defend itself, or at least clamor away from a potentially deadly situation. Everyone is creeped out.