A Twitter video showing a Chaco-horned frog (Chacophrys pierottii) named Hamutsu (はむつ) caught in a power play with its owner has recently gone viral, attracting 3.6 million views since being uploaded on July 2.
飼主，兩棲愛好者@k_reptileeees， 近日在推特上分享了自己一直往寵物波子角蛙「Hamutsu(はむつ)」肉肉的下巴不停地戳的畫面，影片中的Hamutsu 當然也不是省油的燈，只見牠使勁地揮舞著小手想把飼主的手指撥開。
The owner, a Japanese reptile enthusiast who goes by the nickname @k_reptileeees on Twitter, recently uploaded a video of her poking fun (literally) at her pet Chaco horned frog, Hamutsu (はむつ), by prodding at the frog’s jiggly chin as Hamutsu flailed its tiny hands around to brush off the adorable attacks.
— くぱん氏 (@k_reptileeees) July 2, 2021
“(Hamutsu’s) actions are so adorable that I want to keep up this mischief,” the caption reads, and it’s not difficult to see why.
Hamutsu’s ball-like physique, puffy cheeks and steely determination to not be played are some reasons why this “chin fairy,” as @k_reptileeees affectionately calls Hamutsu, has caught the eye of 3.6 million viewers and garnered nearly 280,000 likes in the short span of four days.
One social media user commented: “It’s so cute it’s on repeat; the chin action is tooooo cute.”
Others also echoed this sentiment, with one finding this interaction so endearing that they drew a picture to keep forever.
Fun and laughter aside, it is indeed heartening to see more people looking past the slimy and intimidating facade of these amphibians and appreciate them for their beauty.