Feb 9, 2007

Ornate Brazilian Pac Man Horned Froggie

Our resident ichthyologist and herpetologist, Rasmus, has pointed out that this site is woefully short on amphibians. To rectify this problem, he has supplied me with a number of links to all sorts of frogs, toads, salamanders, and other critters who are just waiting to find a home here.

This is the first installment of the Rasmus Amphibian Regimen. Take a gander at the Brazilian Horned Frog. Some of you hobbyists may also know him as the Ornate Horned Frog or Pac Man Frog. These chubby amphibians have made there way into terrariums across the world because of their appearance and their willingness to eat almost anything.

Admit it, you want to reach into your computer screen and poke him, don't you? Maybe toss a tasty morsel in his open mouth? Come on...

Thanks for the link, Rasmus.

Photo courtesy: Batraciens-Reptiles.com

6 comments:

Swintah said...

Don't forget to toss in such endearing traits as cannibalism and a willingness to bite your fingers. Yay!

bats said...

I think my folks had an ash-tray that looked like this, in all those splendid 70s colors (avocado, orange and harvest gold)!

Tamora Pierce said...

Isn't this the one that eats small birds?

It does look like one of my parents' ashtrays, now that you mention it . . .

toadcity said...

I just spent 5 hours powerpointing 2 talks for cardiology fellows in training and was browsing for a nice slide to end it all with. What a glorious, majestic, awesome beauty. Seeing him (or her) is ample reward for all that work. thanks.
Jim Blankenship

Raging Wombat said...

I'm glad you liked it, Mr. Blankenship.

Anonymous said...

These things are nasty. They'll eat their own kind. I've seen a picture with one in the process of swallowing a bullfrog. Yummmm.....

Ahmed