David Pescovitz at 11:09 pm Fri, Feb 15, 2013
This here is a Namaqua Rain Frog (Breviceps namaquensis) in Port Nolloth on the northwestern coast of South Africa. (Thanks, Kirsten Anderson!)
David Pescovitz is Boing Boing's co-editor/managing partner. He's also a research director at Institute for the Future. On Instagram, he's @pesco.
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I don’t know exactly what that frog was saying; but I’ve got a very upset caller from Concerned Citizens for Amphibian Decency who wants it bleeped…
Frog, by Jhonen Vasquez.
you’re so cute when you’re angry.
Spotted the pokeball, not happy about it.
Looks like a pufferfish with legs.
At first glance, it looked like it was wearing Ray-Bans. “Boy, you in a *heap* of trouble.”
”What we have here, is a failure to communicate”
Stop anthropomorphising the frogs. They hate it when you do that.
“Fear me! If you dare!”
Its eyes display the audio signal of the cute little sounds it makes.
Both our dogs went nuts for this video. I had to play it again.
My ferret did too.
Evolution. You must love it. It’s so adorable. Pays of even for Guinea worms, that one. Nearly.
And who could know, that in the fullness of time, he would grow in to Hypnotoad?
All hail Hypnotoad!
Crashproof, the frog’s sounds made my dogs very curious, too. One of the few times that I caught them actually looking at the screen.
I guess he sounds like a squeeky toy.
Idea! We put the recording out as a dog call!
Concerned the world’s pet poachers will scoop these critters up now to sell as kawaii cutesy pets…
When frogs shout, isn’t it usually about sex?
I’m just confused watching this little character. I’ve never seen eyes like those before. I followed the link and read the wiki. Says it’s a burrowing breed that doesn’t inhabit water nor have webbing between it’s toes. For those in the know, what is the distinction between a frog and a toad? Why is this creature not considered to be a toad (since it’s a land lubber)?
I just did some googling and all Toads are Frogs, but I want the in depth, boingboing answer :)
Pitch shifted version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQUl266MHsc
Pretty sure that’s an undiscovered Pokemon.