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Bright Yellow-Skinned Bullfrogs Emerge In India After Heavy Rainfall

Dominic Smithers

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Bright Yellow-Skinned Bullfrogs Emerge In India After Heavy Rainfall

A video has been shared online showing a group of bright yellow frogs emerging from a body of water in India.


The strange sight was filmed in central India's Madhya Pradesh following a bout of heavy rainfall, with the gang of bullfrogs hopping out of the water.

Footage shows an army of at least 40 of the brightly-coloured amphibians leaping out of a pool of water in a field in Narsinghpur city, stunning onlookers.

According to reports, the yellow bulldogs are usually not this bright - however, during monsoon season, which coincides with mating season, the male's pigment transforms into this super bright tint in order for it to attract a female.

It's understood that the colour is also linked to the frog's high levels of toxicity and alkaloids, though they are said to be perfectly safe.

However, they do have an incredible appetite and will eat anything in sight - even their tadpoles have been known to eat those of other species.

A clip was posted on social media by Parveen Kaswan, an environmentalist. He wrote: "Have you ever seen yellow frogs. Also in this number. They are Indian #bullfrog seen at Narsighpur. They change to yellow during monsoon & for attracting the females. Just look how they are enjoying rains."

He also assured followers that their appearance had nothing to do with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Kaswan added: "They have no relation with #Covid19, locusts etc etc. This behaviour is just normal. The only issue is whether so many males will get their ladies. The competition is real."

The bright yellow frogs were spotted hopping out of some water in India. Credit: Jam Press
The bright yellow frogs were spotted hopping out of some water in India. Credit: Jam Press

But these aren't the only amphibians who've been causing a stir recently.

Earlier this year, a Canadian couple got the shock of their life while preparing dinner, as they discovered a live frog inside one of their bell peppers.

Despite suffering a close call with the kitchen knife, the frog was completely unharmed, and the couple - after recovering from their initial surprise - placed the animal and the pepper carefully in a container.

The couple, as well as the Canadian authorities, have absolutely no idea how the tiny amphibian managed to get inside the seemingly whole green pepper.

In fact, the only creature that had any idea how it got in there at all was the frog itself.

Which brings us to some bad news.

After their astounding discovery, the couple handed the food and the frog - purchased at a local supermarket - over to the Québec Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Food (MAPAQ)... and they killed the poor critter.

Featured Image Credit: Jam Press

Topics: Science, World News, India

Dominic Smithers
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