Friday, October 10, 2008

Piggyback Frogs!

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I found these 2 in the shallow pool of Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo.

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As I knelt down to take photos they swam over and literally poked their faces into the lens!.

I have no idea if it is an adult and child, 2 adults, ... are they mating? Maybe a naturalist among you can tell me?

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  1. That first photo is amazing. It looks like a cartoon.

  2. Absolutely amazing and funny :)))

  3. They are defenitely making new frogs. The little one is the male. I'm not an expert, but this could be Owston's Green Tree Frog (Yaeyama-Ao-Gaeru)which is a species unique to Japan.
    Thanks for your fantastic blog, it is making my day!