Monday, February 18, 2008

Won't be kissing this frog!

Is it me, or do South America and Africa have the weirdest animals/species in the world?

There seems to be a relative of South American horned frogs that once lived in Madagascar with the dinosaurs.

This frog came to pek a fight! It was the size of a bowling ball at 10 pounds, and it was also 16 inches long. It's appearance was made more intimidating because it was covered by heavy armor and had teeth.

Apparently the frog was pretty bad ass, too. Its nickname is Beelzebufo (Devil Toad), and according to paleontologist, David Krause, "It's even conceivable that it could have taken down some hatchling dinosaurs."
That is one big toad.


(H/T: CNN)

I posted my winner for this week's caption contest if y'all are interested.

6 comments:

Old NFO said...

Now them's some SERIOUS frog legs!!! :-)

A little olive oil, some garlic, some Zatarain's and good to go...

RT said...

Ewwwww! Do they taste like chicken?

Whenever I see a frog, all I can think of is the smell I endured when I dissected them in science class. The view didn't gross me out, the smell of the formaldehyde did.

DBA Dude said...

Boo Hoo - I saw this first thing this morning and was going to post on it but you beat me to the punch.

Now how does it, go? ah yes "fools seldom differ" :)

Fiar said...

That would make an awesome splat if you ran over it with a truck! Kickass.

Wyatt Earp said...

I think that toad comments on my blog all the time!

RT said...

DBA
Sometimes it is good to be a fool, eh? There's a line about that in The Great Gatsby.

Fiar
The truck would then blow a tire, flip, and that would not be so kickass.
That would make quite a sound.

Wyatt
Hey, I comment on your blog all of the time!