Friday, July 29, 2011

Red-eyed Tree Frog

This is Agalychnis callidryas, the Red-eyed Tree Frog. It is native to rainforests in Central America. "Red-eyed tree frogs are not poisonous and rely on camouflage to protect themselves. During the day, they remain motionless, cover their blue sides with their back legs, tuck their bright feet under their stomach, and shut their red eyes. Thus, they appear almost completely green, and well hidden among the foliage." Wikipedia.




His eyes are freaking huge! He must see something he really wants. Maybe he is eying a nice juicy fly. If I was walking in a rainforest and I saw those eyes staring at me, I would be a little creeped out.

14 comments:

  1. I know those, they are venomous as sh*t. I think the tribes from Costa Rica use the venom of this frogs to poison the darts they use to hunt.

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  2. Morea freaky than funny if you ask me. I wouldn't want to see one of those things in a dark alley at night.

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  3. I don't believe this frog is not poisonous. I wouldn't eat it anyway.

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  4. It looks scaring. I would like to find one of those. So creepy...

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  5. i have this one tattooed in my arm! :O

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  6. LOve this blog :D

    Really, I hate insects, amphibians and reptiles, but this frog make me laught with the red eyes!!

    haha

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  7. I love these guys, think they are sooo adorable!

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  8. I keep catching frogs in my house, nothing this colourful though!

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  9. They lick their eyes to keep them moist right?

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  10. As a kid I was kind of obsessed with animals, and this frog was one of my favourites :D

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