Giant frog hops on a pumpkin
Wednesday 19 October 2011
Zookeepers capture amazing picture of frog enjoying Halloween treat
Keepers at ZSL London Zoo have been supplying pumpkin lunches to some of their animals, including this giant waxy monkey frog.
His spooky snack was filled with flies to stimulate his natural curiosity, but instead of tucking in Alfred the frog decided to hop on his lunch.
Giant waxy monkey frogs (Phyllomedusa bicolour) are from the Amazon rainforest and in true Halloween spirit these nocturnal amphibians only come out in darkness.
Zookeeper Grant Kother said: “We’ve been giving lots of our creatures spooky treats this year – but we really should teach them better table manners.”
Alfred the frog, four, is not as giant as he looks though – he is perched on a mini pumpkin and actually measures up at around four inches.
ZSL London Zoo is celebrating ‘Boo at the Zoo’ during October half term, which will be spooking visitors from Saturday 22 October until Sunday 2 November.