Huge Moth Makes Escape From Frog's Mouth In Disgusting Footage

A greedy frog may have realised it had bitten off a little more than it could chew, after a massive moth that it had chowed down on earlier suddenly started crawling out of its mouth. Alive.

Pretty fascinating, isn't it?!

The video, which has now gone viral, was filmed earlier this month by Taylor Wiedeman, who was watching the incredible scenes unfurl at her father's home in Crawfordville, Florida, USA.

In the incredible clip, you can see the tips of wings sticking out of the frog's mouth, which suddenly turn into a head, before out pops some legs and, finally, the body of an insect that looks as big as the frog itself.

The onlookers sound absolutely mesmerised and mystified in equal measure, with Taylor's Dad, Gary, quipping: "It's as big as he is!"

Continuing with a bit of a commentary as the bug emerges he adds: "Now he's [the moth] going to eat him."

You can also hear the occasional 'OH MY GOD' from the room, where Taylor's fiance, John Fischer, was also watching.

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Taylor, 31, who lives in Portland, Oregon, said: "Personally, I've likely watched this video 100 times.

"I think it is so interesting that the first few times you watch it, you think this moth is on a survival mission to escape death by frog.

"However, upon further review, it appears to me that the frog has given up trying to take down such a creature - you can see it in his strained eyes."

The video was shared on social media, proving to be quite the viral conversation topic as viewers grew fascinated by the moth's ongoing struggle from within the frog's mouth.

Turns out the frog even has a name - Hannibal, obvs - having visited Gary's front door on several occasions.

Taylor continued: "The reaction has been phenomenal.

"Everyone who sees the video - who doesn't have a weak stomach - is captivated by the struggle.

"I think the best online reactions have been to my dad's commentary.

"Comparisons to Seth Rogan [because of Gary's voice] have kept us all very entertained."

I mean, it's a fairly solid message for us all to live by. If that moth can literally clamber out of the mouth of a frog that's just eaten it - alive - then we can do pretty much anything, right? Next time you've got a pile of homework to trudge through or a difficult conversation to tackle, just channel your inner moth!

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Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman is a journalist who graduated from Manchester University with a BA in Film Studies, English Language and Literature, and has previously worked for Time Out and The Skinny among others.

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