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    More Brazilian Herps

    As promised, here are a few amphibians from Brazil.

    This is Toadzilla. Cane toads may be destructive in Australia, but are natives of South America. Many of these toads came out one rainy night. This one was tho biggest one I caught. The creamy looking poison is secreted from those two bulges on the side of the head.
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    On the same rainy night that I caught the Cane Toads, I also caught this tree frog. This species is poisonous as well, and I found that out the hard way. After handling the frog for a while, I found my hands were covered in mucus. I didn't think much of it and washed it off. About and hour later my eyes were burning, and it became apparent that I had gotten poison in my eyes. It was excruciating. This incident ended in a trip to the hospital.
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    poisoned by a tree frog, ouch, that doesn't sound pleasant. I know almost nothing about reptiles/amphibians, I'm really enjoying reading your posts about them.

    when were you down in Brazil for these?
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    I went down there in the spring and summer of 2011.

    The tree frog incident was quite painful. Apparently my eyes were completely red, and swollen so that the couldn't be closed or opened, so they were opened just a crack. Blinking was hard.

    I didn't expect anything like that, I'm so used to catching the harmless frogs that live here, I didn't think that maybe some of these animals I'm catching might be venomous.

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    yeah, that sounds rough. Glad you weren't blinded or anything. be careful...

    other than being poisoned, it sounds like it was a fun trip from your pics...
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    I'm glad I wasn't either! I was pretty close. It was an amazing trip nonetheless.

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    Ha. I would have expected the frog to be poisonous. But it's the toad that would have gotten me. I pick them up all the time here. Glad you didnt suffer serious injury. I guess that'll make me think twice while in other areas before I pick up wild things.
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    Frogs, ants, spiders, snakes. Trees covered in spines.

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    Haha. I never thought that tree covered in spines would hurt. Boy was I wrong that thing nearly ripped my hand off when I went to pet it bahahahaa
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    I was hiking in the jungle and slipped, grabbed a palm and found out immediately that it was covered in spines.

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    Ouch!! That would suck
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