April 25, 2006It 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.