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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