Video posted to YouTube by dphotomeister.
“Froggy chanting … like when humans go Ommmmm…. mani padme hum …“
Gypsy photograph courtesy of Karen Fayeth.
We were surprised when we did research to find that there are actually a range of sounds – including screams – that frogs emit. This one is indeed like “froggy chanting” – rather meditative – and seemed a nice peaceful pic for a Sunday.
Frogs and toad are, by the way, the same creatures.
A little froggy trivia:
The Moche people of ancient Peru worshipped animals and often depicted frogs in their art.In Panama local legend promised luck to anyone who spotted a golden frog in the wild and some believed that when Panamanian Golden Frogs died, they would turn into a gold talisman, known as a huaca. Today, despite being extinct in the wild, Panamanian Golden Frogs remain an important cultural symbol and can be found on decorative cloth molas made by the Kuna Indians, on T-shirts, as inlaid design on a new overpass in Panama City and even on lottery tickets.
- Frogs’ decline seen in before/after fungus survey (msnbc.msn.com)
- National Zoo and partners first to breed critically endangered tree frog (scienceblog.com)