BTS 036: The Frog That Bites Off More Than It Can Chew
Photo Credit: John Cancalosi, naturepl.com

Photo Credit: John Cancalosi, naturepl.com

The horned frog is a pretty crazy frog species, trying to eat anything that can fit into its mouth, and some that can't, thus suffocating itself.

These frogs are known to eat anything from rats to snakes to insects. It even eats its own kind, as shown in this video below. (If you are squirmy, skip it)

It tends not to move much, staying in shallow water as it waits for a meal opportunity.

And when it see one, it will grab it, even if it kills it.

Photo Credit: Brian Gratwicke, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute

Photo Credit: Brian Gratwicke, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute

You can go behind the horned frog by starting here.

This is the fourth and last installment of the "Weird Amphibian" arc. If you enjoyed it, do share the article to let me know you do and I'll do more of these short specific arcs within the Behind The Science series in the future!

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