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Rare mutant living in outback waterhole a 'once in a lifetime' discovery


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Rare mutant living in outback waterhole a 'once in a lifetime' discovery

 

Kermit the Frog from The Muppets famously sang the words “It’s not that easy bein’ green. Having to spend each day the colour of the leaves”.

But life for one small Aussie frog is wildly more challenging. A rare genetic mutation has caused it to completely change colour. And experts have characterised it as a “once-in-a-lifetime” discovery.

What got them jumping with excitement was a rare blue Magnificent Tree Frog (Litoria splendida). Found near an outback waterhole at a wildlife sanctuary in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, it’s the first time scientists from the non-profit Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) have seen one with this colouring.

 

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1 hour ago, psyche101 said:

 

Rare mutant living in outback waterhole a 'once in a lifetime' discovery

 

Kermit the Frog from The Muppets famously sang the words “It’s not that easy bein’ green. Having to spend each day the colour of the leaves”.

But life for one small Aussie frog is wildly more challenging. A rare genetic mutation has caused it to completely change colour. And experts have characterised it as a “once-in-a-lifetime” discovery.

What got them jumping with excitement was a rare blue Magnificent Tree Frog (Litoria splendida). Found near an outback waterhole at a wildlife sanctuary in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, it’s the first time scientists from the non-profit Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) have seen one with this colouring.

 

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Really cool article Psyche, thanks brother for sharing it.

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15 hours ago, Grim Reaper 6 said:

Really cool article Psyche, thanks brother for sharing it.

Cheers grim 

Ain't he a handsome fella :)

Looks a bit like he's wearing a rug! 

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7 minutes ago, psyche101 said:

Cheers grim 

Ain't he a handsome fella :)

Looks a bit like he's wearing a rug! 

Yea he is certainly beautiful my friend and he does appear to be wearing a rug, but hey you have to dress right to get the ladies.:lol:

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