Splendid Poison Frog
The splendid poison frog is one of the most dangerous frogs in the world, you should never come across with. Although it may look beautiful and attractive, trust me, it’s not friendly.
It has a killing venom that quickly spread in the body system which is really hard to survive with. It was once discovered in Costa Rica and Panama, in the early ’90s and was last seen in 1996 and 1992.
The splendid poison frog was later seen in western Panama, living in muggy lands and wet montane forests in 2020.
The splendid poison frog is reddish in color and moderately large. These frogs feed mainly on small insects such as ants and termites, which they find on the forest floor.
How poisonous are Splendid Poison Frogs?
Even though the splendid poison frogs are dangerous, you can touch them, unless you come into physical contact with them. Because their toxic creations enter the body through the skin unless you handled them with gloves.
The splendid poison frogs are risky in that their venom is strong enough to kill 10 men with a single drop of their venom.
Physically, the splendid poison frogs don’t bite, nor have teeth, but they have a very poisonous skin that any other frogs ever had. Though few of the frogs have poisonous skin, any of their venoms can hardly kill a human. but only the venom in splendid poison frog skin can kill 10 men at a time.
It is said that some tribes in Africa use these splendid poison frogs venom for deadly weapons, they either rub it with a knife or use it with an arrow.
It’s also been said that these splendid poison frogs live and go round in groups, they gather like 15 – 20 together, and mostly live inside a tank, or abandoned places.
The poison in their skin can cause dizziness, pain, stiffness, and sickness, and can also cause paralysis if touched or eaten. Surprisingly, the scientist is using the splendid poison frog’s venom for some drugs, such as painkillers. Due to Deforestation and habitat degradation, they reduce in population.
How can you avoid being harmed by the splendid poison frogs?
- Avoid touching them and every substance they touched.
- Avoid colorful frogs, most colorful frogs might be attractive but deadly.
- Avoid eating fruits, or anything around frogs’ territory.
- Avoid skin contact with anyone who touches frogs.
- Always keep your skin from touching anything the frog touches.