Ribbit! Frog All Lit Up by Swallowed Christmas Light

Photo: James Snyder

The Daily Dozen feature on National Geographic, edited by photo editor Susan Welchman, is a treasure trove of neat "Your Shots" photos submitted by the magazine's readers (a selection of which will actually appear on the magazine itself - talk about awesome!).

I particularly like this one, submitted by James Snyder who wrote:

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.

Link to the Daily Dozen (this particular shot by James appeared on the April - Week 1 section)

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This is a great picture.... but in Florida, the Cuban tree frogs will eat the native frogs, as well as out-breed them. They are an invasive species in the state and as such... should be "controlled", if you catch my drift. Do your research.... Sorry to put a damper on the party...
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