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Video of Frogs Changing Colour to Bright Yellow in Monsoon to Attract Females Goes Viral on Internet

Pritam Kashyap
Pritam Kashyap
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Video showing a large group of yellow Indian bullfrogs enjoying in a small water body has gone viral on the internet. It was shared by Indian Forest Service (IFS) officer Parveen Kaswan on Twitter, who said that it was taken in the Amgaon Village, district Narsighpur in Madhya Pradesh. The 31-second clip shows a large group of lemon-yellow frogs hopping around in a small pond. 

"Have you ever seen yellow frogs... They are Indian bullfrog seen at Narsighpur," wrote Kaswan while sharing the video. Kaswan also shared the reason behind their bright colouring. He explained that male bullfrogs, which are actually a dull olive green colour, change hues during the mating season to attract females. 

He also shared that this phenomenon has nothing to do with Covid-19 or the locust’s attack. He added that this behaviour is very normal, but the only issue is "whether so many males will get their ladies. The competition is real." 

Since being shared on Twitter one day ago, the sight of the bright yellow frogs has captivated many, collecting over 1.8 lakh views and more than 10,000 'likes'. 

Even DD news has shared this video it has gathered over 85,000 views and the numbers are only increasing. Additionally, it has also garnered close to 4,900 likes and about 1,400 retweets. From surprised to mesmerised, people shared all sorts of comments on the posts. 

The bullfrog is commonly known as the Indian Bullfrog or Indus Valley Bullfrog. According to Daily Mail, Indian bullfrogs can be found in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka besides India. They prefer freshwater wetlands and aquatic habitats, staying away from coastal areas. These nocturnal frogs are considered to be an invasive species in the Andaman Islands. 

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