Man spotted selling African Goant Bullfrog also known as Letlametlo in Burgersfort

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By Staff Reporter

BURGERSFORT-A video of a Man selling an African giant Bullfrog also known as “letlametlu R50 on Burgersfort area has gone viral.

The African Bullfrog, also known as the Giant Bullfrog or South African Burrowing frog, is a species of frog in the family Pyxicephalidae. It is also known as the pixie frog due to its scientific name. African Bullfrogs are the largest frogs in southern Africa.

The African Bullfrog is an exquisite food source with a taste similar to chicken. By including it in the diet it contributes to poverty alleviation in areas such as the Limpopo Province. It is consumed by communities in or around Moletji, Mmalebogo or Senwabarwana and even farther north in the Limpopo Province.

Its conservation status now is least concern but the population is decreasing because of harvesting for consumption by people in the communities and loss of habitat.

It is interesting to know that it is not easy to prepare this frog for a meal like cooking other meals. It requires extra effort when preparing it because one first must clean it, put it in a pot and then fasten the lid tightly to the pot with a wire. It is then cooked over a wood fire and not on a gas or electric stove.

Once the frog meat starts to boil it expands more than any other meat you can think of, hence one needs to tighten the lid so that it cannot be blown up by the expansion until it is well cooked and ready to be eaten.

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