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01/11/2015 09:13 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Screaming Frog Isn't Scaring Anyone

Apparently, frogs scream as a sort of goal-line defense against predators.

We know what you're thinking -- it's kind of pathetic -- but consider that the other options are to either hide or hop away. Frogs have no kung-fu.

Froglife.org has details:

If they are picked up or cornered by a predator they will sometimes let out a high pitched ‘scream’ to try and scare they predator off. This does not necessarily mean the frog has been harmed.

Not sure how effective this tactic is. However, it's the best Cartman impression we've ever seen from an amphibian.

As a bonus, here's the screaming frog, death metal style:

(h/t Reddit)

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