Frog Fact or Fiction Quiz

4: "Frogs can be dangerous to other animals and even to humans." Fact

Many species of frogs produce a toxic, mucous-like substance on the surface of their skin. A predator that tastes this poison will spit out the frog, avoiding what would have been a bad tasting and dangerous meal.

Some frogs from Central and South America are so toxic that handling them could be instantly fatal if their poison were to enter the bloodstream through even a minor scratch on the hand. The Choco Indians of Colombia use this toxin on the tips of poison darts they use for hunting.


 

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