This is a smokey jungle frog. It lives in Central and South America. These are pretty big frogs; they can grow up to 8 inches long. They eat insects, rodents, snakes, and other frogs. They might even eat a small bird once in a while. It is a nocturnal frog that hides under logs and leaves during the day. Some people eat these frogs, and they have nicknamed them “Mountain Chicken.”
They have some defenses that are very interesting. They have a sticky, yucky goo that oozes out of their skin. But their best defense is that they scream when they are grabbed. Watch this 1-1/2 minute video from BBC called “How to catch a screaming frog.” I think you’ll like their scream!
If you want to see the frog in this picture, you can visit it at the Frogs exhibit at Milwaukee Public Museum. But you’ll need to hurry because the Frogs exhibit is only there until January 2, 2011.