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Rat rescued from the middle of a pond after hitching a lift on a frog


PUBLISHED : March 23, 2015

Rat rescued from the middle of a pond after hitching a lift on a frog





Rat rescued from the middle of a pond after hitching a lift on a frog
I’m stuck… I need to be toad away: Rat rescued from the middle of a pond after hitching a lift on a frog

Unusual animal alliance photographed in a pond in Lucknow, IndiaThe rat was clinging on to debris but made it to the shore thanks to the help of the frogThese extraordinary pictures show an unusual animal alliance as a frog carries a rat across a pond, saving the rodent from a watery grave.

The rat had been clinging to debris as it struggled to stay afloat in the pond in Lucknow, in northern India, and welcomed the assistance of a more aquatic creature.The friendship is reminiscent of The Wind in the Willows, the beloved children’s book in which Ratty helps Mr Toad reclaim his ancestral home.
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Odd couple: A rat was pictured in India hitching a lift across a pond on the back of a frog
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Photographer Azam Husain managed to capture the unique moment as he was hanging out next to the water.

‘I had parked my scooter on the shore near the pond,’ he said. ‘I noticed something floating and soon realised it was the rat holding onto some piece of debris.

‘It was as if the two creatures were talking in their own way. The next moment, the rat managed to climb onto the back of the frog.

‘All this happened very fast. I quickly reached for my bag and took out my camera.’
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