Looks like an alien frog but everything is not what it seems. A Peruvian park ranger was thrown off by the sighing to the alien frog.
The short, stumpy, frog with purplish ears and tongue was a mystery. But upon closer inspection the frog was not an alien at all but a ground-dwelling cane toad who’d caught a bat.
Phil Torres, a wildlife biologist and author of the blog post, writes: “We’re unsure how common this is, but we do know that this is probably the first photographed record of a cane toad feeding on a bat.”
The ranger, Yufani Olaya, who patrolled in Cerros de Amotape National Park, sent the picture to Rainforest Expeditions. The eco-adventure company posted the photo on its blog with the headline:
“What the heck is going on in this picture?”
Olaya provided the answer, saying that “out of nowhere the bat just flew directly into the mouth of the toad, which apparently had its mouth wide open.”
Some bats do hunt close to ground level and will even pluck prey from the ground.
This story would’ve been better had it been some kind of alien creature.