Just for a change of pace…and because I love poison dart frogs. The photographer labeled this image “slimy affection,” which just goes to show how few frogs he or she has ever handled. Frogs aren’t slimy. They have moist skin, but that’s not the same thing.
Most poison dart frogs secrete a toxin that makes eating them an unpleasant-to-fatal experience, depending on the species, toxin, and dosage. As a result, they don’t behave like other frogs. They don’t hunch flat to the ground in dark corners, using cryptic coloring to blend in. Neither are they nocturnal. Instead, they tool around in broad daylight, sitting bolt upright in a characteristic stance that says, “Check me out. I want to be seen.”
This is because they know they’re cool.
(Click the image to embiggen. And, for those who were burning with curiosity regarding Saturday’s question: nope, it didn’t rain a drop. It was perfect weather all day long. Mãe Soberana has notched another year in her belt.)