Huge doesn’t even BEGIN to cover it…
So, is it legit, or is it a hoax?
Big Bullfrog. Or Bigger hoax. Have a look. Which do you think?
The bullfrog itself was real. But could it be a trick?
Here’s the explanation Snopes gives for why they think it’s a fake.
For one, 13 pounds is simply too big for a frog. Adult American Bullfrogs, the largest frogs in the United States, only weigh about 1.5 pounds. The largest frog in the world, the Goliath Frog, is also too small to meet the requirements of this claim. The Goliath Frog, which has a relatively small habitat range in Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea (and not South Texas), only weighs about 7 pounds.
In addition to its exaggerated weight, we suspect this picture makes the frog appear larger than it actually is by using forced perspective. The hunter is most likely using a gig pole to hold the frog closer to the camera. This places the frog in the foreground, making it appear much larger in comparison to the man, now standing in the background.
Are the skeptics right? Or is the 13 pound monster frog legit?