SHOT Agalychnis callidryas, the red- eyed tree frog, is native to the Neotropical rainforests of Mexico, through Central America, and down to Colombia, where
it spends most of its life perched in trees.
Unlike their dart frog cousins, red-eyed
tree frogs are non-poisonous, relying
instead on camouflage to protect
themselves, as well as those distinctive
eyes: When a predator approaches, the
frog opens its big red eyes wide to stare
at the predator, a spectacle that startles
the interloper just long enough to give
the frog a chance to escape.
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