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Colorful and Deadly Frogs

There are many beautiful and colorful frogs that are very toxic and their poison could kill you. They make their home in South and Central America. In this quiz, I describe the frogs to you and you can see their photos. All you have to do is guess which countries they are found in. With thanks to @Ghostwriter who inspired me with her informative post on the Golden Poison Dart Frog which is the deadliest. 

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    The blue poison dart frog has a brilliant blue color with black spots which are individual to each frog. In captivity when their diets are altered they lose their toxicity and therefore have become popular to keep as pets. This frog makes its home in which two South American countries?

    • Suriname and Brazil
    • Venezuela and Peru
    • Chili and Peru
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    The black-legged dart frog is similar to the most toxic frog the Golden poison dart frog and is the second most poisonous one. It has a yellow or orange body with black or dark blue hindlegs and forelimbs, It makes its home in the rainforests of which South American country?

    • Brazil
    • Venezuela
    • Columbia
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    The dyeing dart frog is one of the largest species of poison dart frogs. It is a one of the hardier poison frogs and one of the largest. Its poison is used for arrow tips for hunting and the indigenous tribes of the Guiana Shield rub the skin of juvenile parrots so their feathers grow in different colors. It can be found in different South American countries and in one particularly which one?

    • Peru
    • Columbia
    • Venezuela
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    The beautiful phantasmal poison frog is very tiny. However, it has enough poison to kill an adult human. Studies have used this frogs poison to develop a painkiller known as epibatadine that is 200 times more powerful than morphine and has no addictive qualities. Unfortunately this tiny frog is endangered in its native South American country/ Which one?

    • Brazil
    • Ecuador
    • Columbia
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    The strawberry poison dart frog is the most toxic poison frog of its genus, Oophaga. It is changing and can be completely red to a “blue jeans” coloration or all the way to green with black spots. Is it found in South America or Central America?

    • South America
    • Central America
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    The yellow-striped poison frog is a lovely sight to behold. It is one of the least toxic of its genus. It is so deadly that it has enough toxin to cause heart failure in predators that eat it. Which South American country is its home?

    • Columbia
    • Brazil
    • Venezuela
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    The kokoe poison dart frog is very toxic when found in the wild. It has an amazingly beautiful and bird-like call. The male frogs begin calling loudly until one of them backs down and the other becomes the dominant one. This frogs toxin seeps into wounds causing intense pain, fever, and seizures. Is it found in both Central and South America?

    • Yes
    • No
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    The golfodulcean poison frog has poison that causes excruciating pain, mild seizures, and at times paralysis. Unfortunately this species is endangered by habitat loss. It lives in the rainforests of which Central American country?

    • Costa Rica
    • Guatemala
    • Panama
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    The splash-back poison frog has poison that it secrets from its skin and can kill up to five humans. The color of its back can range from lemon yellow to vivid orange to bright red. Which two South American countries are its home?

    • Peru and Chile
    • Columbia and Ecuador
    • Argentina and Venezuela
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    The red-backed poison frog is similar in coloring to the splash-back. This frog can kill smaller predators like birds and cause serious injury to humans. It gets its toxicity from the neurotoxic venom of the ants it eats. It is native to the Amazon rainforest of two South American countries, which ones?

    • Peru and Ecuador
    • Argentina and Brazil
    • Venezuela and Columbia
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    The green and black poison dart frog has enough poison to make a human very ill. It is a beautiful little frog with shades of green to mint to lime to emerald and turquoise. These colorful frogs make popular pets. Are they native to Central and South America?

    • Yes
    • No
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    The yellow-banded poison dart frog is also called the bumblebee poison frog. These frogs are known to do lots of damage to predators. Which three South American countries are its home?

    • Guyana Brazil Columbia
    • Columbia Venezuela Brazil
    • Argentina Peru Chile
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    The granular poison frog has a bright red body that warns of its toxicity. It is endangered due to habitat loss. It is also captured for the pet trade so humans are a bigger threat than predators. It make its home in which two Central American countries?

    • Honduras and Belize
    • Panama and Costa Rica
    • Guatemala and Columbia
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    Harlequin poison frog has enough toxin to be wanted by indigenous people for deadly darts. It is from which two South American countries?

    • Ecuador and Columbia
    • Argentina and Chile
    • Columbia and Peru

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  1. Amazingly I got 9 correct answers!

    I find it strange that animals such as some of these frogs have evolved poisons that are as deadly as they are. Why would a small creature like this need to kill an animal as big as a human when it can only eat creatures that are a great deal smaller?

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