Monday, June 1, 2009

Monday Morgue: 1st June 2009

American bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus)
Kranji, 20th December 2008

When I first encountered this bullfrog, it was still very much alive, and sitting by the road just outside Khai Seng Trading & Fish Farm. No prizes for guessing where it escaped from.

After some time, the bullfrog attempted to cross the road, and several near misses later, it was finally struck by a passing car. A horrible end, even for an undesirable invasive species.

Ecology Asia
Wildlife Singapore
Global Invasive Species Database
Animal Diversity Web
National Geographic