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Monday, March 31, 2008

BFF...Best Friend Forever or Big Fucking Frog?

This is a critically endangered Mountain Chicken Frog

Big F-in Frog

photo by
jallen "To Be" dragonhide


I was at a figure drawing dealy on Saturday Night and the Hostess' husband is a Veterinarian and Frog Biologist. He as a few of these fellows in the basement. Nearly wiped out by a fungus in Dominica, and eaten by the natives, The Mountain Chicken Frog is at the brink of extinction.

Jay King (whose house I was at) is currently one of the only people to breed the frog in captivity and certainly the first (as well as the identifier of the killing fungus). I was told there are 50-60 left in the wild.

Recently the Yangtze River Dolphin snuffed it, and many empathic internauts mourned. Will there be such an outpouring of emotion if the Mountain Chicken goes to the Great Sky Pad?

The more I think about it, the more awed I am that I got to see it. I sure hope Jay can help breed 'em back from the brink.

More info can be found at: MOUNTAINCHICKEN.ORG

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Comments:
long live mountain chicken frog!!
 
PIXIE!!!!!

Yeah, and now that we are Dumpy Frog owners we have a lot more sympathy for our amphibian friends.

Please note that those are not children's hands, that frog is a juvenile and appears massive.
 
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