Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Giant frog fossil found in Madagascar

Earlier this year, Brian Handwerk of National Geographic News reported on a “Giant ‘Frog From Hell’ Fossil Found in Madagascar.” According to this report, scientists have been unearthing a giant frog fossil for the last ten years and have finally put the pieces together. When alive, they think that this 70 million year old specimen was over a foot high and weighed ten pounds.

Think about that for a minute. What if this frog were alive today? Imagine the croak from a ten-pound frog! Picture a gigantic frog romping through your flower garden. The scientists studying super frog think that it was aggressive and would pretty much attack anything that came near it. Yikes!

So far, giant “frog from hell” is the only known one of its kind. But that the neat thing about science ... you never know what might be unearthed next!

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