But even though the photos make them look like a big ol' plop of useless, they're quite tiny (they only grow to about two inches long), and they make do with what they've got, using their stubby little arms to dig into the ground and bust into termite mounds. The only time you're likely to see one is right after it rains, since they're usually hiding from your judgmental stare underground. After it rains is also when they mate (good luck getting that image out of your head). And their babies don't undergo a tadpole stage -- they squirt out of their eggs looking like aborted fetuses, and they keep right on looking that way for the rest of their ludicrous little lives. Catch them at certain angles, however, and they're damn nigh photogenic:
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It's a face only a mother (or a Pokemon fan) could love.