A Telekinetic Battle of Minds
Friday Ephemera

More Than You Can Chew

A Cuban tree frog attempts to digest a light bulb. Photographed by James Snyder, April 2009.


Should any frog enthusiasts be alarmed, fear not. As Mr Snyder explains,

This is a Cuban tree frog on a tree in my backyard in southern Florida. How and why he ate this light is a mystery. It should be noted that at the time I was taking this photo, I thought this frog was dead having cooked himself from the inside. I’m happy to say I was wrong. After a few shots he adjusted his position. So after I was finished shooting him, I pulled the light out of his mouth and he was fine. Actually, I might be crazy but I don’t think he was very happy when I took his light away.

One of these.



"How and why he ate this light is a mystery."

Cold blood. Warm bulb.


Mystery solved. This phenomenon could represent a new direction in frog evolution.


Wow, the whole set of photos is fantastic. Thanks, David.

Roue le Jour

He'd just caught the biggest, brightest firefly he'd ever seen and then it was stolen from him!

Brilliant pic. Literally.


Cuban tree frogs will try eating pretty much anything -snakes, lizards, small mammals and other tree frogs.



I am a frog enthusiast, and am glad that I scrolled down.

Made my day, I think.

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