Friday Frog

Sometimes I over-emphasize the rare and endangered frogs, so here’s Bufo marinus, the Giant Cane Toad, which is more than able to look after itself and is actually invasive in Florida, moving in and displacing native species.

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Not only is this a big frog (adults can weigh two pounds and be nine inches in length) but they secrete a highly poisonous milky venom from their skin, which is strong enough to actually kill dogs or cats who don’t respect the amphibian!

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~ by B.T. Murtagh on January 23, 2009.

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