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Meet African Rain Frogs That Look Like Angry Avocados And Have The Most Adorable Squeeks
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Meet African Rain Frogs That Look Like Angry Avocados And Have The Most Adorable Squeeks

This frowning frog isn’t actually disappointed or sad — that’s just how the Black Rain Frog looks.

The species is only found on the southern slopes of the Cape Fold Belt in South Africa at elevations of up to over 3,300ft (1,000m). Since the Black Rain Frog is a burrowing species, it inhabits fynbos and forest fringes and doesn’t even need the presence of open water!

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When the Black Rain Frog feels disturbed and threatened, it will puff up and enlarge its body, adopting a more aggressive behavior.

But that doesn’t mean that the Black Rain Frog hates company. On the contrary. Come mating season, the female will secrete a sticky substance on its back to keep the male from falling off; this is known as adhesive amplexus. It literally refuses to let go of its partner.

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Just listen to this little buddy

And here’s the desert rain frog. Native to a small coastal strip of land between the African countries of Namibia and South Africa, it spends most of the day buried in sand dunes.

It has flanges on its back feet that act as little diggers to more easily navigate its coastal terrain.

The small patch of the world that they inhabit is prone to sea fog, which keeps the sand moist in an otherwise arid region. They have a patch on their bellies that is not only transparent but also has numerous blood vessels and capillaries through which they can absorb water directly from the sand.

As cute as it looks, it’s the desert rain frog’s ferocious roar that really made a name for it. While every frog species has a unique call, this one goes all out in defending its turf, as wildlife photographer Dean Boshoff bravely discovered when shooting at the dunes along Port Nolloth in the Northern Cape province.

People had a lot to say about the Black Rain Frog

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Stille20
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I like that his own war cry sort of blows him backwards. He's giving it everything he's got.

Eagle Girl
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Whatever sound it's making is making my cat want to find him. She buried her head under the laptop to locate his chirp lol

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Monty Glue
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2 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They have a "crying face" like some people. When they smile, their mouth turns down and to those that don't understand think they look sad. I think they are beautiful and fun at the same time.

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Loki’s Lil Butter Knife
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Perhaps they are so grumpy because nobody can take them seriously with their adorable squeaky "croak" that sounds like a dog toy. Hah hah, they are pretty darn adorable.

Christina Uhlir
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They are not grumpy, just like sloths, although smiling all the time, are not always that much happy.

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Stille20
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I like that his own war cry sort of blows him backwards. He's giving it everything he's got.

Eagle Girl
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Whatever sound it's making is making my cat want to find him. She buried her head under the laptop to locate his chirp lol

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Monty Glue
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2 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They have a "crying face" like some people. When they smile, their mouth turns down and to those that don't understand think they look sad. I think they are beautiful and fun at the same time.

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Loki’s Lil Butter Knife
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Perhaps they are so grumpy because nobody can take them seriously with their adorable squeaky "croak" that sounds like a dog toy. Hah hah, they are pretty darn adorable.

Christina Uhlir
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They are not grumpy, just like sloths, although smiling all the time, are not always that much happy.

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