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South African wildlife - Foamy nest frog

Not Exactly Rocket ScienceBy Ed YongJan 3, 2010 6:10 PM

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This is the last animal we saw on our South African safari, and we found it sitting on top of our conditioner. Thank goodness it wasn't a leopard.

I reckon it's a foamy nest frog, so named for its tendency to lay its eggs into a nest of foamy bubbles overhanging a body of water. I always thought this species had a darker colour but apparently, they become almost white in bright sunlight. Charming little tyke, isn't it?

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