The World Needs More Mouse Eating Frogs
This is the time of year when the rodents like to move indoors where it is nice and warm and yummy dog food is just sitting around.
Traps are fine, but how cool would it be to have frogs roaming around mouse hunting!
You knew it would be guys that would get excited about this… listen to their reaction when the frog grabs the cute little white mouse.
Is that a real frog in the photo with the rodent’s head sticking out of the frog’s mouth? Yuck. I couldn’t watch the video.
Rita blogging at The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide
@Rita: I gotta think that the photo is faked. Why would a mouse being consumed be so docile? OTOH, the video is real for sure!
Oh God….I’m so grossed-out. Why did I even attempt to watch that video. These kind of things ALWAYS bother me… ~Joy
@Joy: Nancy won’t even watch a TV or movie that has mice or rats. She tells me to let her know when they are gone!
I watched ten seconds of the video.
It’s not mice – it’s rats that are our problem. And eating them alive – **shudder**.
I do recognize that’s a human being response – not a nature response, but I can’t handle it.
I know, I know. That’s what the frog “does for a living”. And as an animal advocate, I’m still responsible for understanding natural survival of certain species. My responsibility is for domesticated animals that are treated inhumanely, or animals that we use for food sources and scientific purposes inhumanely.
But gah! As a human, sometimes these things just get me when I see another animal eat another animal and it’s still alive. And when other people get off on it, that just makes me cringe.
I just wish people would recognize it for what it is from a logical perspective instead of viewing it as some sort of recreational sport to watch with glee. But I guess boys will be boys.
You would never, or rarely see a woman sitting around (in the US, that is) getting all “gleeful” about something like that. Blech!
And sweetie, this ain’t nuthin’ on you. It’s just a reminder that we all need to remember that there’s a difference between natural survival and animal cruelty, and our human emotional perspective is really difficult to put aside for objectivity.
Yeah. I did it. I brought it down. Sorry. 🙁