Monday, January 5, 2015

Jurassic Frog vs. Goliath Frog

This is such an odd subject, but either way, nobody seems to know very much about the Jurassic Frog. Naturally, we would like to think that everything was bigger back during the Dino Days, but going by what I have read, the poor old frog hasn't changed a whole lot. I just read on some frog-guru website that they first appeared during the late Jurassic period, somewhere around 190 million years ago or +/- a few gazillion years; ha-ha! They later went on to mention that the fossils demonstrate that the skeletal shape and body of these Jurassic frogs has basically remained unchanged over the last 190 million years.

Wow! I'm not happy about this. So, I went and did a quick search for the almighty Goliath Frog in Africa, and that sucker is still alive. Well, it is endangered, but still hopping at the moment. They are the largest known frogs in the world and certain ones can grow up to 13 inches in length and weigh up to 7 pounds. Its numbers are dwindling due to habitat destruction, humanoid consumption, and due to them being apart of the pet trade market, as well.

Who would win today if they could both meet? The Jurassic Frog or the pissed-off Goliath Frog that is slowly going extinct because people can't find anything else better to eat than frogs? I wonder how a hungry Homo sapien would react to a gigantic 8 foot frog with a 5 ft. tongue, if there was such a thing? Ha!

Image Credit: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goliath_frog

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