The Cry of the Frog


WITH reference to the power of the frog to cry out, I may mention that while in India, as I was walking in my garden after dusk during the rainy season, when a peculiar kind of enormous green frog make their appearance for a few weeks, I was surprised to hear a cry exceedingly like that of a baby. On sending for a light I found a large frog, with a small one in its throat which it was apparently swallowing, while the small frog, the snout of which was just perceptible, was shrieking in the way I describe. On tapping the big frog sharply on the back, the little frog jumped out and made off.

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G., J. The Cry of the Frog. Nature 10, 483 (1874) doi:10.1038/010483d0

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