Texas man captures ‘monster’ frog, photo goes viral

A man in Texas caught a monster-sized frog, and the pictures are going viral online.

According to the South Texas Hunting Association Facebook page, Markcuz Rangel is the man who caught the giant bull frog last Wednesday. The frog was caught in a pond in Batesville, in south Texas.


A spokesman for the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department told the Houston Chronicle that the photo is real and not photoshopped. However, the spokesman said that the picture is a little misleading.

“It is not as bigly as it seems,” spokesman Steve Lightfoot said. “[It is an] optical illusion created by the expansion of frog in the direction of the camera – similar to what you see with the fishermen fish to make them appear larger. Even a large bullfrog, that is.”

This is how the South Texas Hunting Association caption of the photo on Facebook: “Markcuz Rangel – Wanted to share a monster bull frog we received yesterday afternoon at one of our fishing lakes in South texas ranch located in Batesville, tx 13 lb monster frog!!!”

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