Amphibians really are not very scary creatures, but on occasion we come across one that definitely fits into the freaky weird animals website. So check out these strange animals I bet there are one or two that you have not seen before!
Giant salamanders can be found in parts of the United States but it is the ones that are found in China and Japan that usually get most of the attention. These giant Asian salamanders are the largest living amphibians that we know of today.
These large amphibians live their lives in ponds and streams feeding on fish and crustaceans throughout their lives which have been known to last as long as 50 years. The smaller of the two giant Asian salamanders is the giant Japanese salamander also known as Andrias Japonicus. This monster amphibian has been known to reach lengths of up to 4 foot 7 inches. But if you are looking top dog in the salamander family it has to be the giant Chinese salamander. This weird creature can reach lengths of up to 5 foot 9 inches. They are definitely nothing I would want to find outside in my garden pond!
The purple frog was just recently discovered in 2003 in India’s Western Ghats. Scientist claim that these strange looking frogs are the last remaining member of a prehistoric amphibian family that was roaming the earth during the times of the dinosaurs. These purple frogs right now are on the endangered species list with only 135 of them found to date.
Japanese Transparent Frog
Now this is one of those truly weird animals. Get this some scientist in Japan at the Institute for Amphibian Biology at Hiroshima University mutant Japanese brown frogs also known as Rena japonica and developed these almost completely transparent frogs. The scientist created these strange animals by combining two types of recessive genes that causes the frogs to be pale.
These transparent frogs are used for research, and enable the scientist to observe how different toxins affect the different organs of the frog without dissecting them. If you look close in the pictures you can even see all of the frogs eggs that it is carrying.
Tree Headed Frog
Here is a bizarre creature for you. They claim that this picture is of a multi leg three headed frog that was found on a playground. Although this frog might be a freak of nature we will never know because the people that took this picture and a video that can be seen on YouTube let it escape before scientist could examine the strange creature.
It is not all that unusual for people to find frogs with multiple working limbs, but I don’t think I have ever heard of a frog or any other creature for that matter having more than two heads. Scientist believe that this is probably just a case of two over aggressive male frogs trying to mate with one female, but if this is actually is a three headed creature then it is the first one that I have ever heard of.