Oct 6, 2009

No Turtle Frog Tadpoles

I can't seem to find much out about the turtle frog (Myobatrachus gouldii) of South Western Australia. It seems as though it feeds on termites and lives in open woodlands and scrub plains.



















From what I can tell, it bypasses the whole tadpole phase of life. But why in the world give up being a tadpole? That's one of any frog's claims to fame! Why give up one's carefree youth? Although, you would get to skip that embarrassing time of life when you're metamorphosing, and you've got under-developed legs and shrinking gills, and you're reabsorbing your tail, and you're just learning how to croak, but your voice cracks, and you can't eat enough frozen pizzas and chimichangas, and your face is breaking out with acne...

6 comments:

Denita TwoDragons said...

Eep! It looks like a horrible cross between a toad and an undercooked grilled chicken thigh! And then someone stuck cute beady eyes on it...

Anonymous said...

EHN!

Anonymous said...

BLORP!

Ellen said...

It's face looks like Stitch from the Lilo & Stitch Disney Movie!!!

Raging Wombat said...

Uncooked chicken thigh! That's exactly what it looks like.

Robin said...

that's actually really cute =)