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Are you sitting comfortably?

By Angi_Wallace    
Young Mossy frog, Theloderma corticale sitting on the edge of a small pool

As witnessed by Val Saxby on the photography day two days ago, these are the strangest of frogs. I keep finding them lying in human like positions on their sides, backs or even sitting. I have never encountered this before with any other frog. At first I was alarmed, thinking one was ill, but no, this is just a peculiar trait of this species Smile
This one was just sitting there on a leaf, I found another sitting in a similar position amongst the moss an hour ago, he just stayed there whilst I replicated rain with my spray bottle and didnt bother moving for about 30 minutes..

Tags: Close-up and macro Pets and captive animals Wildlife and nature Flash and lighting Humour and fun

Voters: cptdaniel, Hermanus, abeeror2 and 22 more

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Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
9 Dec 2012 3:59AM
Thanx for the write up - they sound like amazing little reptiles Smile Not to pretty but I suppose those big eyes make up for it Smile A great photo Smile

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9 Dec 2012 6:49AM
A first class macro, he look`s happy enough and he is also very beautiful....Mal.
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2012 7:02AM
This is real comical imageSmile

The sort of pose that Toad (Wind in the willows), would giveWink

Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2012 8:27AM
Stunning! And so unusual Angi.
bzbee Plus
14 102 3 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2012 9:42AM
ha ha - that's brilliant, Angi!!
ValSaxby Plus
12 146 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2012 11:09AM
They are so characterful, must admit he did scare me when he was laying on his back but was up and about again pretty quickly as you say seems to be a trait of these frogs. - great shot Angi
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2012 12:06PM
Really comical. Looks like a little old man.
They must take up loads of time in observing their traits.
9 Dec 2012 12:36PM
9 Dec 2012 6:04PM
Awesome Angi Wink

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