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Villagers stunned after finding a frog ‘as big as human BABY’ in Solomon Islands 

Now that is a crazy frog: Villagers stunned after finding a frog ‘as big as human BABY weighing almost a kilo’ in Solomon Islands

  • Crazy footage shows the creature propped up on a local villager’s knee
  • Another photo shows the frog’s full length as it covers half the body of a child
  • Timber mill owner Jimmy Hugo was hunting for wild pig when he came across it
  • The  amphibian – a Cornufer guppyi frog – is known locally as a ‘bush chicken’

Villagers in the Solomon Islands have been left stunned after finding a frog the size of a human baby weighing almost a kilo. 

Footage shows the amphibian – a Cornufer guppyi frog – propped up on a local villager’s knee after it had been found in the nearby bush in April.

Another photo of the huge hopper – which usually will grow up to 10 inches long – shows the frog’s full length as it covers half the body of a child from head to feet.

Timber mill owner Jimmy Hugo, 35, was hunting wild pig on the outskirts of Honiara, Solomon Islands, when he came across the enormous amphibian. 

Another photo of the huge hopper - which can grow up to 10 inches long - shows the frog's full length as it covers half the body of a child from head to his knees

Footage shows the creature – a Cornufer guppyi frog – propped up on a local villager’s knee after it had been found in the nearby bush in April. Another photo shows the frog’s full length as it covers half the body of a child from head to his knees

Villagers in the Solomon Islands have been left stunned after finding a frog the size of a human baby weighing almost a kilo

Villagers in the Solomon Islands have been left stunned after finding a frog the size of a human baby weighing almost a kilo

Jimmy said: ‘I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. It is the biggest frog I have ever seen in my life. It was the same size as a human baby.

‘We call them ‘bush chicken’ because some villages seem to like them more than chicken, but they’re difficult to catch.

‘A couple of dogs had caught this one and were playing with it in the bush, which is how I managed to get the photos of it.

A villager named Mostin is pictured holding up the huge frog

The huge hopper

 A villager named Mostin is pictured holding up the huge frog, left. The huge hopper is pictured, right 

Timber mill owner Jimmy Hugo, 35, was hunting for wild pig on the outskirts of Honiara, Solomon Islands, when he came across the enormous amphibian

Timber mill owner Jimmy Hugo, 35, was hunting for wild pig on the outskirts of Honiara, Solomon Islands, when he came across the enormous amphibian

The Cornufer guppyi is one of the largest frogs in the world and found from New Britain in the Bismarck Archipelago to the Solomon Islands

The Cornufer guppyi is one of the largest frogs in the world and found from New Britain in the Bismarck Archipelago to the Solomon Islands

The Cornufer guppyi is one of the largest frogs in the world and found from New Britain in the Bismarck Archipelago to the Solomon Islands

‘We did end up eating this one as it had already died but hopefully the next time we see one it will still be alive and we’ll keep it that way.’

The Cornufer guppyi is one of the largest frogs in the world and found from New Britain in the Bismarck Archipelago to the Solomon Islands.

The species’ population has been on the decline in recent years, but more because of logging and community settlements expanding into their natural habitat than hunting for food.

Chemicals found in the detergents used by humans washing their clothes in nearby streams harms the frogs’ sensitive skin.

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