For folks that like frog legs, this would be the one to find. Too bad that they are getting to be hard to find! Not many of them hanging around the ponds in Texas, I think!
The Goliath frog—Conraua goliath—is the largest frog on Earth. It can grow up to thirty-three centimeters in length and can weigh up to three kilograms. The giant African Bullfrog is only half the size of the Goliath frog. The creature is native to west Africa. It eats crabs, small snakes and even other frogs. The Goliath frog makes no sound due to the lack of a vocal sac. It has huge, powerful legs that allow it to jump a great distance—up to three meters (10 feet). Unfortunately, like many other frog species, the Goliath frog is vulnerable to human activity such as hunting, deforestation and the pet trade. These factors have now made the frog an endangered species.
If I saw a frog like this in my yard, it might give me nightmares for a week! Still, I'll bet that I could have really got in trouble if I had taken one this size to school in the old days! Know what I mean?
Coffee out on the patio this morning. It's just way too pretty outside to stay in!