This guy in some places is known as "mountain chicken" for the volume of muscle (read meat--SimonFletch) on his legs.....to the point where in some places they have been driven almost (or all the way) to non-existence for people eating frog's legs. Also a great jumper. No surprise, but not good enough to get away from hunters. Thanks for all your votes and comments on our friend Jabba the Hut.
Smokey jungle frogs are excellent jumpers, but their powerful thigh muscles often land them on human dinner plates. Other large frogs throughout Central and South America are also used in gourmet cooking, and some populations are suffering. One species from the Caribbean island of Dominica has been eaten to the brink of extinction. Local people refer to these endangered frogs as "mountain chicken."
Smokey Jungle Frog
Size: Up to 8 inches
Food: Insects, rodents, snakes, frogs
Range: Southern Central America and northern South America
Life Cycle: These frogs deposit their eggs in floating foam nests in shallow water. The tadpoles wriggle free after hatching.
|Brand:||OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.|
|Camera:||Olympus OM-D E-M5 |
|Lens:||M.Zuiko 12-50mm |
|Recording media:||JPEG (digital)|
|Date Taken:||30 Dec 2013 - 2:00 PM|
|Lens Max Aperture:||f/3.5|
|Exposure Mode:||Program AE|
|Flash:||Auto, Did not fire|