VIDEO: Bullfrog Sits on Bench Like Human
Typically bullfrogs don’t sit like humans. But there are exceptions, as seen in the video above.
Posted to YouTube on April 23, the video has received nearly seven million hits. The owner of the video, RoltonB, said the video was shot “entirely fortuitously” and that he did not manipulate the frog in any way. Although is it not clear where the video was shot, RoltonB said the frog later hopped away and found his way back to the water.
Fun Facts About Bullfrogs
Bullfrogs love water. The male needs about 20 feet of shoreline and will wrestle other males who venture too close. It also the males who call — and because they can sometimes sound like cows mooing, the word “bull” was added to their name.
Male bullfrogs typically mate only once a season. The female bullfrog can lay up to 25,000 eggs, but 20,000 is typical. The tadpoles, if not eaten by other animals, can remain tadpoles for one to four years. The larger the tadpole, the larger the frog!
As adults, bullfrogs spend most of their time on the banks of bodies of water looking for food, which can include snakes, small fish, small turtles and other frogs. According to the Missouri Department of Conservation, bullfrogs only eat moving prey — and despite efforts, no one has ever been successful in getting bullfrogs to eat prepared diets.
Another fun fact, the bullfrog is Missouri’s state amphibian. It can be hunted with a permit. This year, the primary hunting season is Saturday, June 30 through Wednesday, October 31. The daily bag limit is eight. Bull frogs may be taken by hand, handnet, atlatl, gig, bow, trotline, throwline, limb line, bank line, jug line, snagging, snaring, grabbing or pole and line, according to the Missouri Department of Conservation.