Purple Frog Goes Underground
Luckily for our fans, we've rounded up our editors' picks of the ten best weird stories of 2014. (See the weirdest stories of 2013.)
Tenth on our list of oddest animal stories is the unusual mating strategy of the Indian purple frog, also known as the pig-nosed frog, an endangered species (pictured) native to the mountains of India's Western Ghats.
Males of the colorful amphibian, discovered in 2003, call to attract females from underground—a strange method of courtship, according to a study published in February.
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—Christine Dell'Amore, photo gallery by Mallory Benedict