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Why Are These Water Buffaloes Covered with Tiny Frogs?

03:06 EDT 10 Aug 2017 | Yahoo News

Why Are These Water Buffaloes Covered with Tiny Frogs?Water buffaloes wallowing in the wetlands of northern Turkey are carrying some unlikely passengers on their backs — tiny frogs. Researchers spotted the buffalo-riding amphibians — marsh frogs Pelophylax ridibundus — in the Kizilirmak Delta along the coast of the Black Sea, a region with freshwater and brackish lakes, and plentiful marsh vegetation alongside farmlands and pastures. From April to November, domesticated Anatolian water buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis) are released from their pastures to roam the marshes.


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