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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

YER BIOLUMINESCENT TREEFROG CARTOON

Some weeks ago, Olivia my darling younger step-daughter telephoned in great excitement. She had discovered an episode of a TV cartoon called The Secret Saturdays which dealt with The Owlman of Mawnan. Now things get even weirder. Richard Freeman sends this episode which includes a story about the so-called Cameroon flashlight frog.

A website called The Cryptodominion reports:

Cameroon "flashlight frog" (Northern Cameroon AFRICA): A frog with a luminous nose has been reported from the northern areas of Cameroon. A luminescent area on it's nose would probably serve to attract insect prey; a very useful adaptation for an insect eater like a frog. Probably a tree frog of some kind, although perhaps related to the big Pyxicephalus frogs of the savannah.

The entire story is based upon something that I wrote for Uri Geller's Encounters in 1997, following en encounter with a reptile dealer who had two of these frogs for sale at the Creepy Crawly Show on Newton Abbot Racecourse. They were remarkably dull greyish green treefrogs with bluish spots on the tips of their snouts. The dealer swore blind that they were bioluminescent...

And here is the video:

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