The hag capisco is one of the most dangerous frogs in the world. It can grow up to 8 inches long and weighs about 1.3 pounds, making it the heaviest frog in Central America. They live on tree branches and feed primarily on ants and termites, which they catch with their sticky tongue. They are so large that they will eat any animal that fits into their mouth, including birds, snakes, rodents, lizards, fish – you name it!
It has a distinctive call that sounds like “wak wok.” Their bodies are covered in irregularly shaped spots, making them difficult to see when they sit on tree branches. The hag capiscos back is dark green or grayish with brown, yellow, or orange spots, and their belly is white with blue speckles. When threatened, the hag capisco will puff up its body to appear larger than it is, but this doesn’t work very well because most predators can quickly tell what they’re up against. Once cornered by an animal too big for them to eat, hag capiscos play dead until the threat leaves – then they hop away!
1) What else should I know?
These frogs are not poisonous, but hags will bite if they feel threatened. They spend most of their time alone and only come together to mate. They eat insects, small lizards, frogs.
2) Does the weather affect this animal?
They cannot survive in temperatures below 50 degrees Fahrenheit or above 90 degrees Fahrenheit because it affects how quickly they can metabolize food sources.
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