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Why Do These Babies Eat Their Mother's Skin?

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  1. Caecilians look like snakes or earthworms, but are actually amphibians. 00:24

  2. Certain species of egg-laying caecilians eat their mother's skin upon hatching. 01:07

  3. Some caecilians have specialized teeth that allow them to eat the lining of their mother's womb. 01:48