Extraction of food in marshland, catching frogs, butchering and cooking frog legs over an open fire.

Although the bog with their stagnant water often has an unsightly appearance, the biologically diverse environment of the marshy area serves as a habitat for many plants and various living creatures. From reptiles, fish and amphibians to birds and insects whose sounds are heard everywhere.

Extraction of food in marshland, catching frogs, cutting and cooking frog legs on an open fire.

One of the amphibians that lives in large numbers in many types of marshy terrain is the frog, which prefers standing water over running water. This creature, whose legs are considered a delicacy, is not at all difficult to catch. In camp conditions, frog legs can be fried on a spit.

However, in the marshy terrain of the tropics, dwelling frog-frogs should beware. Small and brightly colored, they secrete deadly poisons. These poisons can cause serious consequences for the body such as cramps, paralysis, and heart attack..

It is said that the golden tree frog through its skin glands can release so much toxin that it is enough to send ten adults to the next world. This explains why in the past, indigenous people used these secretions as the deadly poison for their arrows. Currently, pharmaceutical companies use this poison as the basis for powerful painkillers..

Avoid toads, as their parotid glands secrete toxic substances. Squat and wide, toads are considered less dangerous to humans than poisonous frogs, but both of them can be fatal.

Catching frogs in a swampy area, cutting and cooking frog legs on an open fire.

To catch a frog, use a pointed stick with which you will pin it to the ground. Look for frogs on silty shores near water or, in the colder months, under logs and stones. These amphibians feed on insects and earthworms, and therefore can be found by observing the latter..

1. Catch and kill frogs with a stick.
2. Cut the frog skin with a sharp knife, starting from the back. Just above the middle of the torso.
3. Remove the skin the way you do when removing your pants.
4. Cut the frog’s trunk in the middle to separate the hind legs from it..
5. Cut the legs off the legs and divide the frog legs into separate pieces.
6. Rinse the prepared frog legs in fresh water.
7. Fry the legs until cooked over an open fire.

Extraction of food in marshland, catching frogs, butchering and cooking frog legs over an open fire.

In marshy areas, frogs are usually most active at night. However, hunting them in the dark without a light source is impractical. A bright light will not only help you avoid possible injuries, but it will also make the frog freeze in place. You can stick frogs on a stick directly from your boat or from an elevated shelter.

Based on the book Survival in the Wild and Extreme Situations. 100 key skills in the special services methodology.
Clint Emerson.

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