Secret life of purple frog -a Halloween frog

Purple Frog

The purple frog is really purple. This purple frog only comes out of its hole in the desert ground for two weeks in the year. It lives most of the time 13 feet below ground.  The western Indian-dwelling frog was only discovered in 2003, in Kerala, India. Locals had known about the purple frog for years, but scientists were skeptical. Part of the reason purple frogs were difficult to find was simply due to the fact that they only come up for air for two weeks during monsoon season in order to mate.

When agitated the purple frog secretes a toxic chemical through the skin that could be fatal.


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