This is a tomato frog. It is also called a Madagascar red frog. Tomato frogs live in eastern Madagascar, which is an island next to Africa. They are called tomato frogs because they look like a tomato. The tadpoles and young frogs aren’t red, but they get bright red when they are adults. Females grow to be about 4 inches long, and males only grow to be 2 or 3 inches long. They are nocturnal, and they eat insects. Tomato frogs are common pets.
When an animal grabs a tomato frog in its mouth, the frog makes a thick liquid that gets in the animal’s eyes and mouth. The animal then drops the frog so it can get away.
I saw this frog at Milwaukee Public Museum. I like frogs. Can you tell?
I like that one that is up close.