Video: Water-Holding Frog Creates Muddy Tomb

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April 25, 2006—It might look like a trendy spa treatment. But the mud bath taken by Australia's water-holding frog is actually a precursor to its unique survival trick: The frog fills up with water and entombs itself underground for up to two years.

Learn how this patient amphibian makes its living in a northern region of the continent that gets less than 12 inches (30 centimeters) of rain a year.

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