June 24, 2020
I Am World’s Cutest Frog—Hear Me Roar! (Squeak)
This is the magnificent desert rain frog. Menacing, to say the least. When confronted, it lets out the abominable war cry you hear below, terrifying any predator within the radius of its haunting roar. (Yes, it’s 100% real).
Native to South Africa and Namibia, this little warrior lives on the beach, between where beach sand gives way to desert sand. Mostly, it chills deep underground, digging burrows to the deep, moist sand it prefers. At night the tiny frog emerges to feast on small insects, and let loose its bloodcurdling holler to let the universe know it’s there.