anonymous asked:

Did you see that snake that's friends with a frog? Apparently they were raised together and now they are buddies c:

Grown in captivity together, the pair display no signs of aggression or fear, comfortable with their encounters high up in the leafy branches.

“I was worried the python may swallow this beautiful frog,” said Fahmi Bhs, the 39-year-old photo enthusiast from Jakarta. “But then a keeper told me that this particular snake doesn’t eat frogs at all and it did seem almost undisturbed by its presence. The python occasionally sniffed around the frog but then it just let the creature do whatever he needed to do.”

The frog’s behaviour was all the more remarkable as rodents, reptiles and other small living things tend to make up the diet of the green tree python.

This is really cute!!!

Keroro Platoon with the different species of Froggy~

  • Keroro - American Green Tree Frog (Hyla cinerea)
  • Tamama - Tadpole w/limbs (young frog)
  • Giroro - Tomato Frog (Dyscophus antongilii)
  • Kururu - Golden Poison Frog (Phyllobates terribilis)
  • Dororo - Moor Frog (Rana arvalis)

Green Tree Frog - Aplastodiscus arildae

Aplastodiscus arildae (Hylidae) is a species of frog endemic to southeastern Brazil, where it is registered at Serra do Mar, Serra da Mantiqueira, and Serra do Espinhaço mountain ranges.

The knowledge of natural history of this species is scarce, partially because the mating, egg laying and the early stages of larval development occur under the ground. However, the courtship of these nocturnal frogs is developed on leaves above streams, and it is quite interesting because it involves a constant ‘seduction’ of male to attract the female to the nest.

The male constructs a subterranean nest in the muddy side streams or ponds; when the nest is ready, the male comes to the surface and emits vocalizations on a high emission rate, attracting the female to him.

Once a female responds the call and approaches the male, the couple alternate mutual touches using their hands. After this sequence of touches, male stops calling and starts moving toward the rivulet through the vegetation. When the male is far from the female, he stops and turns to call the female emitting calls with higher repetition rate until the female approaches and touches him, and then they alternate mutual touches again, sometimes using the side of the head. At certain time, the couple move to a hollow entrance, a small slit between rocks at the edge of rivulet, at the water level. Only the male go into the hollow and the female stays at the entrance for some minutes. If the female enters the hole is that she has selected the male and then they mate.

References: [1] - [2]

Photo credit: ©Mario Sacramento | Locality: Brazil (2011)