Today is the first day of the April A to Z Challenge. I have been waiting for this day since sign-ups began on Jan. 25th. If you missed the introduction to the April A to Z Challenge you can read about it here. I will be writing about different frog species based on their latin species names!
Breviceps adspersus -Bushveld Rain Frog
This frog brings a new meaning to the meaning of adorable. As babies the frogs are very tiny; as adults their size will range from 1.5″ to 2 1/4″. The proportions of their legs to their body makes them look comical.
Due to their short legs & rounded body, this makes it hard to mate. The females secrete a glue-like substance so the male literally sticks to her, together they lay eggs in a chamber in the ground. The chamber can be over a foot deep! The male is then stuck to the female until the glue breaks down and the male is able to leave.
If attacked, the Bushveld Rain Frog will inflate its body to intimidate predators and seem larger than it actually is. It’s hard to look at them inflated without smiling because they look awfully ridiculous!
Stay tuned for Saturday’s ‘B’ Post!
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