Congolese giant toads may mimic venomous snakes to trick predators

The amphibians’ looks and sounds resemble those of Gaboon vipers

Congolese giant toads

With their look-alike bodies and hissing noises, Congolese giant toads (one shown, left) might be mimicking Gaboon vipers (head shown at right) that share their territory.

E. Greenbaum

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