The oily black leg, which stuck out at an angle from the bull frog’s body, wasn’t spotted by his first owner, as he was part of a wholesale batch crammed together at a local food market.
Eating frogs is common in China, and frog leg soup is considered to strengthen one’s bones. However now the unusual looking frog has been handed into a zoo in Zhuzhou China.
Five-legged frogs have been discovered before, in streams closer to home. A deformed frog was found in a river in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire in2007.
Experts thought that either a parasite or pollution attacking frogspawncould have caused the abnormality. However the mystery of the five-legged frog largely remained unsolved.