Posted by: cochinblogger | August 9, 2011

The Chocolate Frog with Golden Eyes

I found this beautiful frog in a flowerpot outside my house a couple of days ago. It’s still there, soaking up the recent heavy rains.

Here’s a close-up of the head.

By one of those curious coincidences that have been visiting me regularly of late, I saw this in the newspaper at about the same time:

New Species of Frogs Found in Western Ghats

Doesn’t my frog look like the fourth frog in the slide show? This is a frog and not a toad, right? I’m hot on the trail of the scientific name of this close cousin to the newly discovered species in the slide show. Will I have a frog or butterfly named after me?

If ever a frog deserves to turn into a handsome prince when a beautiful maiden kisses it, it’s this frog.

Update (August 14, 2011): A reader has identified the frog as the bullfrog, Hoplobatrachus tigerinus, which is found all over India.

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Responses

  1. Beautiful photos! Can’t wait to hear what happens after that kiss.

    • Thank you! I was going to offer to capture the frog and keep it with me for you to fly down here and kiss it (empiricism is not incompatible with philosophy, right?), but the frog has disappeared; it wasn’t in the flowerpot when I looked this morning. I’m sure it’s happy with its mate and all the heavy rain.

  2. “If ever a frog deserves to turn into a handsome prince when a beautiful maiden kisses it, it’s this frog.”

    I just want to get this straight. Does “this frog” refer to the cute amphibian – or to the writer?!

    • Ah, I can see you’re dying to see what I look like. 🙂


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