Hop Idol! Frog Worshiped In India
Updated : Jun 8, 2009
A frog that constantly changes colour is being worshipped as a God in India.
Hundreds of followers flock to Reji Kumar's home every day to pray and ask for miracles, reports The Sun.
Now one of the country's top zoologists plans to study the rainbow frog.
But Reji, 35, who keeps the frog in a glass bottle after finding it while out watering plants, is concerned for its future.
He said: "My one problem is that this frog does not appear to eat. I keep trying to feed it but it doesn't eat anything. I don't know what else to give it."
The frog was a dazzling white colour when Reji from Kerala, first spotted it. Then it changed to yellow and had gone grey by the time he got it home.
Lift worker Reji added: "By night the frog was dark yellow, and then it became transparent so you could see its internal organs.
"It seemed like a miracle to me that this frog had so many different coats. So now people come to see him and pray to him."
Professor Oommen V. Oommen from India's Kerala University, said it was not uncommon for animals to change colour.
He explained: "Frogs do change colour to scare away predators.
"But from what I have heard, the frog at Kumar's place changes colour so frequently it is a bit unusual. I will collect it for study."
If VeryHappyPig holds its breath for long enough it can change from pink to purple! As a result VHP is considering a move to India. VHP kind of likes the idea of being a pampered Idol!