Golden frog

Thea 65

Rotterdam, Netherlands

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The golden frog (Phyllobates terribilis) is a poison dart frog endemic to the Pacific coast of Colombia.
It is the largest species of poison dart frog, and can reach a size of 55 mm as adults, with females typically being larger than males.
Their skin is densely coated in alkaloid poison, one of a number of poisons common to dart frogs (batrachotoxins), which prevents nerves from transmitting impulses, leaving the muscles in an inactive state of contraction. This can lead to heart failure or fibrillation. Some native people use this poison to hunt by coating darts with the frogs poison (Wikipedia)

This little frog lives in Rotterdam Zoo.

Canon EOS 1000D
Sigma 18-250 mm
250 mm
f/6.3
1/25 sec
ISO 400

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