Sunday, April 8, 2018

Frog (unusual size)

Giant Frog

Overgrown, irritable frogs up to six feet in length, found burrowing in the damp uplands of southern India, Madagascar and the islands of the Indian Ocean. They are burrowing frogs and spend much of their lives underground, and have developed flatter and more bloated bodies as a result. They also do not possess the large tongues that other giant frogs wield.

The giant Indian frog weighs up to 1,500 lbs. Unusually, the female giant burrowing frog carries hundreds of eggs on her back until birth. The frogs emerge during the monsoon season but spend the rest of the year underground, foraging for termites with their snout-like mouths. As their size and mild bufotoxin discourage all but the largest predators, the frogs may live exceptionally long lifespans.

Due to its splayed form, the giant frog possesses few defenses, although it can grab at an attacker with its mouth (1d6 damage). This will only ever be done if the frog finds itself cornered.

Huge Frog

Four-foot long frogs of the West African river basins. Like those species, they have strong powerful tongues that extend up to twelve feet from their bodies, that may be used to grapple prey and pull them in to be swallowed. Despite their wide and ungainly form, they are strong jumpers and aggressive when threatened. They weigh up to 450 lbs.

The huge African frog prefers clear, highly-oxygenated waters and has been known to attack people who dam the river or pollute the waters, giving rise to folk tales that the frogs are river deities. They can jump ten times their length, up to 40 feet. They are the most aggressive species of giant frog, but only during the wet season. They will typically attempt to overbear into a target's hex and pin them when attacking. If this tactic fails, they may grab escaping targets with their strong tongue in order to drag them back to their mouths.

Their main predators are crocodiles, although their apple-sized eggs are often stolen by local hunters to find their way into distant curiosity shops. They are considered symbols of fertility and rain.

Large Frog

Two foot-long frogs found in Central America, deemed "large" to distinguish them as the "smallest known giant frog", equivalent in size to the giant poisonous frog of South America and weighing 50 lbs. They dwell near forested rivers and lakes where they can swim and breed.

These large American frogs are nocturnal, emerging from fallen trees and pond-muck at night to search for food. They are the best jumpers of the giant frogs, able to leap up to thirty times their length (60 feet). They will flee from attackers unless cornered, at which point they will bite with their mouths (1d6 damage). While they are not tree-dwelling frogs, Aztec frogs will leap up into trees to hide if sensing danger, typically from crocodiles or snakes. Like other giant frogs, they are equipped with a long tongue that extends up to six feet from their bodies, which they use to catch insects and small animals to swallow.

Like other giant frogs, the large American frog surprises on a 4 in 6.

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