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Caecilian Youngs Eat Their Mother's Skin Alive

A caecilian's motherly love knows no bound, as a team of BBC crew recently discovered. The female worm-like amphibian allows her young to peel off and eat her skin!

The female caecilian's skin becomes thicker and more nutrient-rich when she bears offspring. And the young have specialised teeth for tearing and removing it.


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It's sad that David Attenborough has said that Life in Cold Blood will be his last major series. They are always very well done and fascinating.
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