Saturday, 16 October 2010

Poison Dart Frogs

Why are they called poison dart frogs?? Do they shoot poison?

Actually, the skin of these frogs is what makes them so toxic.? Natives used to use the secretions for their darts and arrows to create a "poison dart" for hunting.? If bred in captivity, they are said to lose their toxins.

It's ironic that many species of poison dart frogs are endangered when they have such toxic skin to prevent them from getting eaten.? Yet another reason to not buy wild caught reptiles or amphibians!

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