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hip-pocket frog

Gwenn Seemel
Prince Charming (Hip-pocket frog)
2012
acrylic on panel
10 x 10 inches

Boys can carry babies too.

Among hip-pocket frogs, the young spend eleven days in eggs, which the female has laid on the forest floor.  The male watches over the eggs and is present when the tadpoles hatch so that the young can crawl up his legs into special pockets in his flanks.  Six weeks later, the young leave the male’s pockets fully formed.

To learn more about the making of this painting, watch this vlog.