In a night walk inside Sabah highland forest, Jimmy shouted, “Hey! There is a horned frog here!” “Where?” I asked. I only saw him pointing his torchlight to a leaf. He picked up the “leaf” and showed me a Bornean Horned Frog (Megophrys nasuta) that I had been dreaming of photographing.
Suddenly, this Bornean Horned Frog became a superstar and everyone was busy photographing it. With “horns” on its head, this horned frog looks grumpy and so evil that if a princess kisses it, I believe it would turn into a demon, the prince of darkness, instead of a handsome prince riding on white horse. Just kidding, it’s a very gentle frog.
Its “horn” is a pointy and triangular projection from the edge of the eyelid. In fact, this structure makes horned frog looks like foliage on forest floor. It remains stealth and still, waits and snaps the unsuspecting preys that passing by.
Please watch the 30-sec video to see horned frog:
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Besides horned frog, there were many other frogs after the rain, when the snakes are less active. I took a lot of photos of frogs and other small creatures, and share them in this album. Thank you Mr. Kelvin Kueh (Anurans researcher from Universiti Malaysia Sabah) for the identification of the frog species.
Photos taken in Kota Belud, Sabah, Malaysia Borneo
More Night Walk photos:
Crocker Range Park