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This video of a desert rain frog taken in Port Nolloth, South Africa has hit 21 million views on YouTube.  

“I recorded a short clip of the defensive cry of the Desert rain frog – Breviceps macrops while walking along the sand dunes in Port Nolloth, a coastal town in the Northern Cape province. It alerted me to its presence with its fearsome war cry. I knelt and proceeded to photograph and film this unusual creature’s behaviour” – Wildlife enthusiast & photographer Dean Boshoff.

As entertaining as it may be, the frog is letting off a distress call which means that somebody was likely annoying or prodding it while the closeup video was being taken.

Is it worth distressing an animal to get great footage and photography? Let us know your thoughts below.

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