What do you call a frog that lies? An am-fib-ian.
Sorry to break your huge frog-sized bubble, but Dumpy the Australian White’s tree frog’s popular video has been altered. The Lucas Peterson-made and -posted video of Dumpy gorging on a banana, peel and all, received 5 million views on TikTok in a single day since it seemed to depict Dumpy at a sizeable size.
However, on closer
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Upon closer examination, Peterson acknowledged in the subtitles of the video that Dumpy is actually just 10–13 cm (4-5 inches) tall. Even while we still like Dumpy, a small part of us regrets falling for the enormous frog video’s seductive tactics—even though we did find the banana-eating segment to be a little dubious.
Peterson explained his deceit in the TikTok post, writing: “This is simply for fun and humor. In his habitat, he normally consumes 12 insects every week. His exaggerated stature is caused by vfx perspective trickery; his actual size is around 4-5 inches.
In a more true depiction of his stature, Peterson previously uploaded a video of Dumpy perched on his hand.
Native to Australia and New Guinea, White’s tree frogs (Litoria caerulea) have been.
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presented in New Zealand. As an arboreal species, they consume cockroaches, moths, and locusts in the wild.
It’s interesting to note that skin samples from these frogs can be utilized to treat bacterial illnesses as well as herpes-related cold sores.
The species is well-known for its placid demeanor, unwillingness to leap (perhaps due to clumsiness), and appealing colors, but not for its gigantic size, which makes it a popular pet.
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