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WOAH!! Strange Leopard Frog Corpse (Disturbing Image!)

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Default WOAH!! Strange Leopard Frog Corpse (Disturbing Image!)

A friend of mine on Facebook found a deceased Leopard Frog in the most bizarre condition I've seen. I'm suspecting a serious bacterial infection led to death and massive gas buildup. Any clues? I've never seen this thing.

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WHOA! That's CRAZY! Yes, I would guess you are correct; I can't think of any other plausible explanation. Kind of like the cow killings blamed on the chupacarba; the cow carcasses bloat in the sun and eventually... well, explode.



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That's awesome! I've never seen gas build up like that.



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Did he poke it?



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The gas buildup and explosion could have happened after it died too. Well, I kinda hope it was dead already the moment its guts turned into a hot air balloon...

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DANG!!!!! He looks like he is wearing one of those inflatable Halloween sumo costumes. Poor thing.



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I could just imagine a bunch of kids finding this dead frog. Someone eventually caves into poking it with a stick, pierces the skin and they all run away screaming from the smell.

I can't imagine a frog being alive in this state. It would certainly interfere with it's ability to breathe and circulate blood. It does show how elastic their skin is.



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