Colorful (and Sometimes Poisonous) Frogs

From A Thrilling Wonder:

Not all beautiful frogs depicted here are poisonous, but those who are – can be very deadly indeed. The most poisonous animal is not a snake or a spider. It’s a beautiful little frog! “Most frogs produce skin toxins, but the dart poison frogs from Central and South America are the most potent of all. The golden poison frog, called terribilis (the terrible), is so toxic that even touching it can be dangerous.


Thanks to Bibi from Bibi’s Box for this link to the American Museum of Natural History’s colorful frog page.


  1. I love those blue frogs! It’s a pity that I can’t have one, just because they are too poisonous.

    The poison of dart frogs is derived from their environment.. so a frog given non poisonous food or a frog grown from a tadpole up wouldn’t be dangerous in the slightest.
    But still pretty.

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