Animals Video

By Randal Coombs

Gruesome footage shows how a frog sheds its skin by eating it.

In February 2019, Jona Mack captured some exceptional footage of his pet frog Tif as it ate up the skin it had just rubbed off its body.

Jona says frogs normally do this at night, so he was lucky to get a chance to film the Australian green tree frog savouring itself.

Jona said: “The shedding process is very interesting to watch.

“They start rubbing their legs and arms on their back and head until they peel off some old skin, then they try to suck the skin up.

“They eat their skin, close their eyes and rub again with legs and arms.”