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Watch This Treefrog Light Up After It Ate A Firefly

For those of you who’ve seen this its probably not too exciting but for those of us who haven’t, well, it is pretty cool.  Ter

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For those of you who’ve seen this its probably not too exciting but for those of us who haven’t, well, it is pretty cool. 


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Teresa Hand of Huntsville, Ala. captured this footage of a green treefrog crawling on her wall when it ate a firefly, or a lightning bug. After it eats the bug, you can see the firefly light up for a while, then it eventually fades away. Pretty cool? Or have you seen this already? YouTube has a bunch of videos showing these frogs eating fireflies but it is a first fo me so I thought it was neat. 

The green treefrog is a fairly large treefrog at around 2.5 inches in length. They are found in the southeastern United States, including Alabama, Florida, eastern Texas, southern Georgia, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware and the Carolinas. They are popular in the hobby and are fairly easy to keep given the right care information. Read the Green Treefrog Care Sheet.


John B. Virata keeps a western hognose snake, a ball python, two corn snakes, a king snake, and two leopard geckos. His first snake, a California kingsnake, was purchased at the Pet Place in Westminster, CA for $5. His first pet reptile was a green anole that arrived in a small box via mail order. Follow him on Twitter @johnvirata