Yesterday, in our 16'x20' backyard pond, I saw a large
bullfrog lying on its back at the bottom of the pond. Upon retrieving
it, I saw there was another frog in its mouth with only a partial leg and
foot protruding from the bullfrogs mouth. The bullfrog was a good 10-12"
long outstretched and judging from its foot the other frog was a good
size also. Obviously, it had choked trying to eat it. Do you know if
this is a common occurrence. Also, I was told to preserve it in rubbing
alcohol in a tightly sealed jar. Is this correct or should I do
something else. Eventually, I am going to donate it to our schools
It is common for animals that swallow their food whole to try to eat
something too big, but usually, to my knowledge, they would spit it back out
again before choking. I believe preserving in alcohol will work, but check
with a museum for more information.
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Update: June 2012