The Most Epic Frog Fail in Glorious High-Speed Video

"Sometimes you catch the fly and sometimes you only catch air." -- A frog proverb

The New York Times ran a dynamite story on dragonflies yesterday featuring a gallery of animated GIFs of dragonflies in flight. But it was a certain frog that really stole the show. Leaping after a dragonfly perched on top of a branch, the frog opens its massive mouth and extends its webbed feet in a vain attempt to ingest its prey. The fail is so epic and beautiful that even the researcher who created the video, Andrew Mountcastle, named the movie file "frogfail1.


For your viewing pleasure, please find two other gems from his collection -- frogfail2 and Ladybug Flight Fail -- below. The Ladybug Flight Fail is less epic, but more cute. A ladybug falling off a leaf? Every thing has bad days, I guess.

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