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The Giant Ditch Frog: Eaten To Extinction … Almost

Posted by Miqe on February 18, 2010

Ever heard of a Mountain Chicken? Nope … it is not a bird.  Would you believe me if I told you it was a type of amphibian?  Seriously –  it is!

The Mountain Chicken, also known as the Giant Ditch Frog (Leptodactylus fallax) is a HUGE frog that lives on the islands of

Mountain Chicken, also known as the Giant Ditch Frog (Leptodactylus fallax).

Dominica and Montserrat.  At just over 6 inches in length, it is one of the largest frogs in the world!

It used to be found on several more islands including Guadeloupe, Martinique, Saint Kitts and Nevis … but populations of this frog have unfortunately disappeared completely from these islands. As of 1999, the species range had decreased to a mere 17 square kilometer area on Montserrat.

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Did you enjoy this article so far?

Well then, you can find the rest of it at the SaveTheReptiles.com webpage.

Happy reading!

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