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Krimpet and Goober, two of my horned frogs. Krimpet is my largest and oldest horned frog, while Goober is the newest and smallest. Titled "Family' b/c the shot kind of reminds me of a father and son kind of photo.:)

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TheFunnySpider Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Two cuties :love:
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Bongwater-bandit Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They're adorable.
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
why doesn't the big one eat the small one? :D
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Vrinda-the-Wistful Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh Lord - they look like they don't know they're silly.   Love them!  :)
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HappyAdventurer Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist
Toads are just too cute! <3
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StarryOak Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Soon, my son, you will learn the ways of the hypnotoad dynasty.
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PaganFireSnake Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Professional Photographer
:rofl: Going to take over the world! :lol:
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BiggBlue Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
hold it............Their vision is based on movement O_o
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PaganFireSnake Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Professional Photographer
Yes...most frog species are.:) If an insect or other prey item stops moving you'll see them also stop dead. If that food item stays still long enough the frog will loose interest and move on. I've seen it with many of my own frogs, including my horned frogs:)
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BiggBlue Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The perfect watch dog....frog......:D
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rieke-b Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow! They look fantastic!! Are they really your pets? What's it like to take care for them? Is it a lot of work?
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Techlynn Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
AMG SO CUTE. :la: This is such an adorable shot!
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Sooper-Husky Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
Featured here: [link] :+favlove:
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Benjamillion Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the little one looks like a cute lil' guy. the big one however... eh
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I3umblebee Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
I just LOOOOVE that big hornet frog! <3
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PaganFireSnake Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you.:) They are cool when they mature...there is just something about big, chubby frogs that put a smile on my face.:)
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I3umblebee Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
Yop same here~ I just love that he's smiling so cute XD
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PridesCrossing Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
WOW!!Excellent shot!!
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:iconpaganfiresnake:
PaganFireSnake Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Professional Photographer
TY.:) I am good for a nice froggy shot once in a while.:lol: :)
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PridesCrossing Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
:iconkermityayplz:Just gotta love them froggys!!:iconfrogplz:
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MorganCrone Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
Adorable, but being horned forggies, doesn't the big one want to eat the little one? From what I know, if they think it has a chance of fitting in their mouth they'll try anything.
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PaganFireSnake Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Professional Photographer
Oh yeah I DO NOT recommend putting horned frogs together like this for that reason! I however have worked with horned frogs for over 15 yrs and I know how to properly handle them and get them to set-up like this without there being a blood bath! Plus I don't tease any of them. A lot of the aggression you may see vid of on YouTube or else where, where the frog is angrily coming at the camera that frog is extremely stressed out. When I handle or work around them I am calm and don't poke and prod them. It's knowing the animal, as a species and an individual, that I am am to safety set them up, or any of my other herps, like this.:)
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MorganCrone Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
I don't watch any frog, toad or other animal videos on youtube. I had stumbled on some or was sent links to some and they mostly angered me. Some people think the poor little frog or toad is being cute when it's in defense mode. Feeling threatened is NOT cute. Like all the videos of toads acting like a dog getting scratched behind the ear when they're just trying to rub off their toxin so they can get away. There was one that someone had a horned frog lunge at them and clamp it's mouth down on the camera lens and everyone was laughing at the noise it was making. Haha, real funny guys you're terrifying a frog, possibly to death, really hilarious. *sarcasm*
And I know horned frogs aren't aggressive, I don't think any frog or toad could be called 'aggressive' as far as general behavior but they do like to eat things that move and frogs and toads aren't squeamish about cannibalism.
Anyway, your photos are always adorable and are some of the few that are setup that I will look at and favourite and I favourite quite a lot of your photos. Where as most others look like the frog/toad is thinking "Oh, please not again!" yours are more like "Ok, I'm a happy little frog/toad, I'll humor the silly human." :P
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PaganFireSnake Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Professional Photographer
OMG some of those vid makes me want to smack these people around a bit.:-x It takes a really BIG man to tease and torture a frog...or any animal for that matter. People like that are just showing their arrogance and ignorance and it's really sad that it's at the expense of an animal's well being.
:hug: Awe glad you like my shots. Everything I do with them or how I set them up is always on their terms. If I so much as see they are starting to get a tad upset I will stop and put them right back into their tanks/enclosures. And they do have their days where they just don't want to be taken out and that's perfectly fine. I have my days too where I don't want to deal with people.:lol: I have found with horned frogs that aren't teased that they can tolerate quite a bit of handling and being set up for photos. Krimpet especially is very tolerant and he's never so much as growled at me. Plus I think it helps that I feed them all well the night before that I am planning on a photo session with them. I think that also makes them more sedate and less inclined to want to try to eat something when I take them out.:)
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AngelicDragonPuppy Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh gosh they are so cute and chubby! XD <333
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PaganFireSnake Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Professional Photographer
:lol: It's one of the things I like about horned frogs. To me...nothing is cuter then a chubby frog! :lmao: :)
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AngelicDragonPuppy Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
They really are adorable, ain't they? X'D
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DaisyDinkle Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
they are just too adorable! Great shot!
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PaganFireSnake Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Professional Photographer
TY.:) They are a cute frog species.:)
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PrincessPython Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist
This is an adorable picture. I love it!!
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PaganFireSnake Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Professional Photographer
Glad you like it.:) I love their "expressions".:)
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disenchanted80 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
this is so cute! is it just me though looking at it it seems the lil one is givin the big one the eye like "hey we gonna do this or what?" lmao
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PaganFireSnake Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Professional Photographer
:lmao: It does sort of look like Goober is giving Krimpet the "side eye". LOL
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disenchanted80 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
hahahha! i knew it! PERVS! lol
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PaganFireSnake Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Professional Photographer
:lmao:
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PlayfulDead Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Sooo cute! They remind me a lot of my pacman frog I had, but buggier eyes lol
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PaganFireSnake Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Professional Photographer
:lol: Oh I do love them.:) They are like potato chips to me...can't have just one. I have 6 of them!:rofl: :)
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PlayfulDead Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
LMAO!!
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Citeron Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
They look very zen.
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PaganFireSnake Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Professional Photographer
They definitely do.:)
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Wolfyone Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
So cute, though Krimpet looks like he could swallow Goober.
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PaganFireSnake Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Professional Photographer
Oh yeah Krimpet could definitely make a meal out of Goober if he wanted too. But he's really good when I have him out for photos and have been setting him up with stuff for yrs and he's never so much as even tried to eat anything...outside of his tank! Horned frogs can be extremely aggressive so I don't recommend doing shots like this unless you know what you are doing with them.
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Wolfyone Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I know you are experienced and you wouldn't risk your animals. Many people just starting out don't realize though that they really need to keep bigger herptiles separate from the smaller ones!
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PaganFireSnake Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Professional Photographer
Yeah that's why I tell people all of the time to do as much research as they can BEFORE they get any new animal. Too many just buy on impulse and the animals suffer because of it!:/
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Wolfyone Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
At least now there is a lot on the internet. When I started with herps many years ago there was no internet. It was very hard to get good info and sadly many animals had very short life spans as people learned by trial and error.
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PaganFireSnake Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Professional Photographer
Oh yeah I remember that too. And even what info you could find in books, there still wasn't much that was very accurate. And yes that meant quite a few lives where lost. But there is absolutely NO excuse today with all of the info that is so readily available! It drives me bat shit crazy when I hear, "Oh I didn't know..." cop out BS! Agggghhhhh! Ok...got that off my chest. :lmao:
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Wolfyone Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I get mad when I go into pet stores and they are selling things that are clearly NOT meant for beginning herpers. Stuff that you need basically a room size enclosure for a year down the road. You know that animal doesn't have a chance. Makes me wild.
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PaganFireSnake Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Professional Photographer
I would be ok with that if they only let possible buyers know exactly what they were getting into. But most pet stores don't and that's why we have the issues we do with reptiles in shelters and rescues now.:/ However it's also up to each person to do their own research as well.
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thomastapir Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
A chip off the old blob! : D (Sorry, I couldn't resist)
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PaganFireSnake Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Professional Photographer
:lmao: OMG how true! :)
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