22 December 2010

bestiary: amazon horned frog

their nicknames? pac man frogs. because of their large mouths. apparently they'll eat just about anything, often hiding until something that isn't bigger comes near. then they pounce and try to eat. i say try because there apparently have been cases of deaths due to trying to consume something that couldn't be swallowed. they don't chew. this is just pure craziness to me. i like me some food but not that much, ha ha. this accounts for their large size. strangely enough, there is no real explanation behind their horns outside of the thought that they might aid in camouflage. interesting. ceratophrys cornuta in moleskine.

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