Weird, wonderful - and sometimes downright unbelievable - dispatches from the front line of the animal kingdom. By Augustus Brown.
Thursday, July 06, 2006
Tales From The River Bank: The Mouse That Rode Froggyback
They say a friend in need is a friend indeed. Well this frog was a friend in a million to a tiny mouse when it got caught in raging floodwaters in the Indian city of Lucknow. In a scene straight out of a Disney movie, the amphibian ushered the mouse to hop on its back then ferried it safely to dry land The picture and story is reproduced in full at the National Geographic's excellent animal news site. (Photograph from Reuters/Pawan Kumar (India)