Red Eyed Tree Frog

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     The Red-Eyed Tree Frog is an amazing frog. It has neon striking green skin and blue and yellow stripped sides. This little frog is also brown and a darker green color that helps camouflage the frog. It is only about 2 to 3 inches long! Its face looks like a leaf, but its eyes look like it is on fire and burning.

The red eyed tree frog lives in a rainforest in the neo-tropical environment of Costa Rica in Central America. This place gets 70 inches of rain. The tiny frogs like living in the lowland areas of the rainforest. During the day it is 78 - 850F and during the night its 66 - 770 F the most. It has few bushes or small plants, but the red–eyed tree frog can still find places to hide.

At night, if a predator wakes up the red -eyed tree frog, its eyes and ‘’flashes’’ them to scare the predator away. When one of these frogs sits still on a green leaf, with its legs tucked in, and its eyes shut tight, it is practically invisible! It uses its green skin to blend in with a leaf! Its diet is sometimes other frogs, crickets, fly, and grasshoppers.

The red-eyed tree frog is an incredible amphibian. You can see this eye-catching frog on exhibit.

by Jessica

Picture from Wikipedia

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