Not Exactly Rocket Science


This is the last animal we saw on our South African safari, and we found it sitting on top of our conditioner. Thank goodness it wasn’t a leopard.

I reckon it’s a foamy nest frog, so named for its tendency to lay its eggs into a nest of foamy bubbles overhanging a body of water. I always thought this species had a darker colour but apparently, they become almost white in bright sunlight. Charming little tyke, isn’t it?




  1. #1 Laelaps
    January 3, 2010

    Love the 1st photo, Ed. You should send it in to Nat. Geo’s “Your Shot.”

  2. #2 Lilian Nattel
    January 3, 2010

    I agree with above. That first shot is great.

  3. #3 Arikia
    January 3, 2010

    Adorbs!! I just found a baby mouse in my living room. Probably not as exciting as that exotic frog but still pretty cute.

  4. #4 Jonathan
    January 4, 2010

    Foam (not “foamy”) Nest Frog. Otherwise great blog 😉

  5. #5 françoise Ibarrondo
    January 4, 2010

    Even you, you say “thanks godness”!
    How astonished I was! I hope very much that Richard Dawkins discovers that too.
    Have a very good year.
    Françoise from Paris.

  6. #6 DD
    January 4, 2010

    Neato! Foam nest frogs & spittlebugs ahoy!

  7. #7 Ana
    January 20, 2010

    Really nice pics!

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