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Learn About the Bright Colors and Deadly Poison of Poison Dart Frogs

Poison dart frogs come in many unique colors. They are native to the tropical rainforests of Central and South America.

These frogs have big eyes to let in as much light as possible. This is also very helpful for catching prey at night. Their sticky tongues catch small insects like fruit flies, termites, ants, and young crickets.

These frogs can have different colors and patterns, such as yellow, orange, red, green, and blue. The poison dart frog's vivid colors keep predators away.

Suckers on their feet allow them to cling to leaves high up in trees. Their long hind legs will also enable them to leap from leaf to leaf quickly. Some poison dart frogs spend their whole lives high up in rainforest trees.

Poison dart frogs' poison is potent; it can even kill a monkey in minutes. If this poison enters a human's bloodstream, it can cause heart failure. Although these frogs can be scary, they are an intricate part of the reptile family.

[Source: Snakes and Reptiles the Scariest Cold Blooded Creatures on Earth]

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