Purple frogs require damp, loose soil to borrow into, and may dig themselves fully into appropriate soil within 3 to 5 minutes. When placed on hard ground, pebbled- or gravel-strewn soil, or areas with a thick mat of weeds, purple frogs are unable to borrow effectively and go in search of cover. The hind limbs have strong feet with wart-like structures that are primarily used for digging. This frog burrows downwards using its hind limbs like spades, throwing the soil over its back. They rest underground in a horizontal position with the limbs tucked under the body, although they do not remain idle underneath the soil, especially when foraging for their prey.
Thanks for the article but you gotta admit, they ain't the cutest guys in Town. , . LOL. Goodnight Buddy from me and Dottie who whimpering from the Ice storm coming in now.
How beautiful..absolutely amazing! Thanks much for sharing!
Thanks for the article.
Thanx for the very interesting article & pics Iain. I must agree with you Vinnie. They are kind of ooky looking. Today is our day for the freezing rain/snow mixture. I'm glad I don't have to work today. It's also foggy. Stay warm & safe all. I hope Dottie is doing better today. :=)
Nice to see you Danuta and Holly. Now everyone can see that cute Baby Panda you have on your Avatar. Glad you didn't have to work today Wendy, so you can stay warm and snuggle at home. Iain sweetie, never be sorry for letting off some steam, we all have to or we'd go crazy. . Goodnight from me and Dottie. xo
Una rana ciertamente sorprendente y graciosísima.
Un abrazo a todas y todos desde España.
Que gusto a ver te mi amiga amorosa..... Now many folks here learned Spanish in High School or are like me, Native American, Comanche Nation which speaks a form of Spanish. Martina is from Spain. So for those of you who don't read it. She said, ("A frog who is indeed stupendous and grandios. Hugs to to all from Spain.") Goodnight Fruddy-Buddys. xoxo
Aye, a must admit, it's no the bonniest frog in the pond Vinnie..
Thanks fur awe the interest, a thought it wiz amazing that they spent so much time burrowing under ground..
Here;s a wee bit more about it.....
The Purple Frog was discovered in October 2003.
It is also called Pignose Frog.
Compared to other frogs, The Purple Frog has a small head and a rather peculiar, pointed snout.
The diet of the purple frog predominantly consists of termites, and this species has a narrow mouth with a small gape, preventing it from catching and consuming larger prey items. Its strong head and pointed snout permits it to penetrate underground termite niches, and a fluted tongue may allow this species to suck up its prey from subterranean burrows. With its poor vision, this frog presumably depends on smell and tactile cues to detect and locate prey. It also consumes ants and small worms.
It can be found in the Western Ghats in India.
Also, its cry sounds more like one from a chicken.
A hope you are all still behaving yersells fruddy buddies!! A ALSO HOPE ALL FURBABIES, FYRE, DOTTIE, ETC ARE RECOVERING WELL!
Nice tae see ye pop in Martina
BIG SCOTTISH FRUDDY BUDDY ((((((((((HUG))))))))))) TO ALL THE GROUP
TATA FUR NOO.....
Iain....you kill me (as in make me laugh). I always look forward to your posts. Fruddy hugs to all!!!