The rare Austrailian aquatic frog uses one of nature's most amazing methods of reproduction. If other creatures attempted this same method, it would be fatal to their young.

After the eggs of the Austrailian aquatic frog are laid and fertilized, the female swallows them. Sometimes she waits until they have started to develop, but once the young are in her stomach, the mother stops eating for the next eight weeks. After eight weeks, fully-developed little frogs come out of the mother's mouth!

What other creature can swallow its young, discontinue eating for eight weeks, and incubate its offspring within its stomach? The young Australian frogs can do this because they release fine threads of special chemicals which prevent the mother's stomach from making digestive acids. These tiny frogs actually change their mother's stomach from an organ of digestion into a comfortable, protective nursery. How did the first baby frogs which were swallowed learn to turn off their mother's digestive acids? How did they learn to pass this ability on to the next generation?

Our Creator loves to amaze us with His creativity!

From A Closer Look at the Evidence by Kleiss, March 7.

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