Jul 18, 2008

Malayan Horned Frog Doesn't Like You

The Malayan Horned Frog (Megophrys nasuta) is a marvel of camouflage. What you don't see in this photo is that it looks exactly like a leaf that has fallen to the forest floor of its native Malaysia. What you do see is the grumpy, unimpressed disposition of a large-headed frog that is described as both "predacious and voracious."

They make for good pets. They'll use both the terrestrial and aquatic portions of its terrarium, dine on all sorts of invertebrates (and rodents, lizards, and other frogs if you're so inclined), and will even breed in captivity. But they'll also make you feel inadequate as they watch you with those disapproving eyes as you move about the house. So it's kind of a toss up.

Thanks for the photo, Theodosia.

Photo source: Animal Pictures Archive

8 comments:

Denita TwoDragons said...

"...and don't forget those papers again. I'm watching you, Wazowski. Alllllways watching you..."

--TwoDragons

Kit said...

Haha! It DOES look like that character from Monsters Inc. Now if it's cone shaped eyebrows were a cone shaped beehive instead, you'd have an amphibious twin sister of her.

octochan said...

A challenger for Disapproving Bunny has appeared! It's Disapproving Frog!

For The People said...

Where do you find this stuff?!!! Sorry it took so long for me to get by! Have great weekend!

Gette said...

I was just gonna post that Cute Overload can have their Disapproving Bunny, but Ugly Overload has the Disapproving Frog.

sneJ said...

Couldn't resist the urge to caption:

http://mooseyard.com/Pictures/Vacation_Request_Toad-20080723-215207.jpg

Raging Wombat said...

I love it, snej!

Vanessa said...

What an adorable cranky face! I would love to have this guy, I would name him Ebenezer.