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The Amazing Bouncing Pebble Toad (video)

Seen on DeLene’s Facebook wall….

Comments

  1. #1 Tanja Sova
    November 22, 2009

    Some life lessons for all of us, huh? WOW!

  2. #2 The Emotion Machine
    November 22, 2009

    Fascinating video! Thanks for sharing Coturnix!

  3. #3 mousedude
    November 23, 2009

    looks a little dizzy at the end.

  4. #4 jimspice
    November 23, 2009

    Wow, what are the chances they would have a high speed camera set up beside the pond right when a toad tumbled down the mountain? Or interstitial cameras along the way?

  5. #5 DeLene
    November 23, 2009

    jimspice — Thought the same thing when I saw it! Me thinks they set the animals up for a “chance” encounter after installing their cameras. Still, pretty neat that they captured it (or captured portions and stitched it together).

  6. #6 Coturnix
    November 23, 2009

    Oh, this is certainly all set up. It may have taken a few days to film all the segments. That frog probably flipped many times down that slope (or, if not all the way down, a few times along each little segment of the slope). None of this negates the amazing behavior. It just takes time and skill to capture it and sheer luck won’t cut in a case like this.