They lie in ambush in mud or under leaves, concealed by camouflage, and will snap at any prey as it approaches. Even the tadpoles are predatory from the start, attacking other small animals. They like to fight, and if disturbed will attack larger animals and will even snap at humans if they try to handle them. They are able to resist droughts by burrowing in mud and forming a cocoon around their bodies by shedding several layers of their outer skin. The loose skin will still surround the frog, helping them to keep damp until the drought ends.