New frog on the blog.

29 Oct

It’s been over two years since I changed the look of the blog, so I figured it was about time.

Meet my new little friend, Psuedophryne pengilleyi, the Northern Corroboree Frog. This tiny little fellow lives in the Snowy mountains of New South Wales, grows to a mighty 2.5cm (1 inch) long, and is one of the more desperately endangered species on earth, with less than 200 of his nearest and dearest left in the wild.

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6 Responses to “New frog on the blog.”

  1. 2paw October 29, 2010 at 11:44 am #

    Nice frog!! So tiny and so cute!!

  2. Leonie October 30, 2010 at 9:10 am #

    He’s very cute. Shame he doesn’t have many friends any more. Everythings gone pink too!

  3. Kate October 30, 2010 at 10:16 am #

    That is a very cute frog! I’m guessing from the coloration though that he wouldn’t be a good choice for French cookery?

    • kissmyfrog October 30, 2010 at 12:39 pm #

      Not so much. That’s another reason he’s special: he’s the only vertebrate to produce his own poisonous alkaloid. Not as deadly as a Poison Dart Frog, but those guys get it from the poisonous bugs they eat.

  4. Mother Chaos October 30, 2010 at 12:53 pm #

    Wow…I am entranced by this frog. He looks positively unreal. But, uh, hope you don’t mind but, erm…not kissing him. Not with that whole poisonous-alkaloid thing going on. I take enough risks just kissing my Denizens, probably going to catch the Black Death one of these days…I don’t need to add alkaloid poisoning to the list of things to suggest to the nice emergency room doctor…

    • kissmyfrog October 30, 2010 at 1:06 pm #

      You have a very good point there. While he is adorable, he would have to turn into an entire rugby team worth of princes, each of them richer than Bill Gates, who knew how to put the seat down and operate the washing machine, and all of them wanting only to make my every wish come true…

      Sorry, went away there for a moment. Was I trying to make a point?

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