Deep in the darkest depths of the ROM’s herpetology department lives a miniature but fearsome predator: the Pacman frog. Yes, you read that correctly: the Pacman frog, or Ceratophrys ornata to those who study him and his voracious ways.
His name is Gracie, and he’s 17 years old (not bad for an amphibian!). To give you an idea of the small size and large appetite of this capable predator, we snapped some shots of him having lunch.
WARNING: the following images may be disturbing to some. They show the frog in various stages of devouring a whole, dead mouse.
Pacman frogs live in an endangered habitat: the Amazonian lowlands. To find out more about the Amazon, visit the Schad Gallery of Biodversity at the ROM where you can see a model of Gracie in his native habitat.
PS: any resemblance to Hypnotoad is purely coincidental.
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