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Rare frog shakes a leg like John Travolta in bid to bag himself a mate


A RARE frog shakes a leg like John Travolta in a bid to bag himself a mate.

The endangered amphibian was spotted during an annual mating ritual.

A rare Kottigehara dancing frog shakes a leg like John Travolta in a bid to bag himself a mate

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A rare Kottigehara dancing frog shakes a leg like John Travolta in a bid to bag himself a mateCredit: Solent News
The endangered amphibian was photographed during an annual mating ritual

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The endangered amphibian was photographed during an annual mating ritualCredit: Solent News
Most frogs around the world croak to get the attention of the opposite sex

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Most frogs around the world croak to get the attention of the opposite sexCredit: Solent News
But Kottigehara frogs puff their necks out and twist their hind legs in a display called foot flagging

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But Kottigehara frogs puff their necks out and twist their hind legs in a display called foot flaggingCredit: Solent News

Male Kottigehara dancing frogs attract females by waving their feet around the air.

Most frogs around the world croak to get the attention of the opposite sex.

But this species puff their necks out and twist their hind legs in a display called foot flagging.

Scientists believe this is because the frogs live in noisy fast-flowing streams.

This one was spotted getting into the swing of ribbit by a river in a rainforest in the Western Ghats, a mountain range in India.

Scientists believe the ritual takes place because the frogs live in noisy fast-flowing streams

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Scientists believe the ritual takes place because the frogs live in noisy fast-flowing streamsCredit: Solent News
The frog was spotted on the river banks of a rainforest in the Western Ghats, a mountain range in India

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The frog was spotted on the river banks of a rainforest in the Western Ghats, a mountain range in IndiaCredit: Solent News
John Travolta shakes a leg in classic 70's flick Saturday Night Fever

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John Travolta shakes a leg in classic 70’s flick Saturday Night FeverCredit: Alamy

Last year we reported on ten-inch male bullfrogs caught fighting for a mate.

The incredible pictures show two love rival frogs battling it out in an epic struggle to win a female mate.

The rare spectacle only happens once a year.

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