Ok, this BBC Story is scary and funny at the same time.
Thousands of the amphibians have died in recent days in a pond in Hamburg's Altona district, with their bodies swelling to bursting point. The toads' entrails are propelled for up to a metre (3.2ft), in scenes that have been likened to science fiction. Scientists are baffled. Possible explanations include a unknown virus or a fungus in the pond.
Guess what, it's a natural phenomenon. That's what I get for posting about stuff from 2005.