This Incredible Frog is so Huge That People are Having Issues Believing it’s Existing

Frogs are any members of the Anura order, which consists of a diverse and largely carnivorous group of short-bodied, tailless amphibians. The first "proto-frog" fossils were discovered in Madagascar in the early Triassic era while molecular clock dating indicates they may have existed as far back as the Permian, 265 million years ago. Frogs may be found all over the planet from the tropics to the subarctic with tropical rainforests having the greatest diversity of species. One amazing frog, in particular, is now circulating the internet and many people aren't sure what to make of it.

Earlier this month, a Twitter user shared images of a "unique creature" with an unusually round, blob-like body and an appropriately expressive face. It has now been retweeted, liked, and shared hundreds of times, eliciting a wide range of emotions. The most popular one though, has been to wonder what it is truly.

Many have speculated that it is a shell less turtle while others have joked that it is Jabba the Hutt's evolutionary progenitor. However, Jodi Rowley, a Twitter user, a “conservation biologist crazy with frogs,” took to clear the air. She verified that the bulbous creature is a frog called the Blunt-headed Burrowing Frog or Glyphoglossus molossus. And the reason it's so big and puffy is that it's inflating itself with air in self-defense, giving it the appearance of being enormous and frightening.

Still, others are skeptical disputing the existence of such "monster" at all. With an estimated 8.7 million plant and animal species on the planet—and just a small proportion of those discovered and classified thus far—almost anything is imaginable.

This incredible frog is so large that it has perplexed the whole Twitter community! Many others questioned its very existence.

However, one eyewitness recognized it as a Blunt-headed Burrowing Frog blowing itself up for safety.

@koshin0919: Twitter
Jodi Rowley: Twitter
H/t: [The Dodo]

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