The Exotic Strawberry Frog
Scientists have been observing a new frog specie that was recently discovered in the lower part of Southern Australia.
Litorida cerulela; the Strawberry Frog can grow up to 10 centimeters (4 inches) in length. Its color depends on the temperature of the environment, ranging from light pink to deep red. The Frog eats insects, mosquitoes as well as small tree ants that it catches with it’s long yellow tongue when climbing up trees in search of food.
Strawberry Frogs were found to be nocturnal and come out in early evenings to call and hunt at night. During the day they find cool, dark, and moist areas to sleep.
So far, Strawberry frogs have only been found in the canopy of trees near a still-water source. However they are also thought to be able to survive in swamps (among the reeds) or in grasslands.
The species’ call is a low, slow Brawk-Brawk-Brawk, repeated many times.
During mating season the frogs call close to still-water sources, in order to attract a mate.
Strawberry frogs can produce up to thousands of baby frogs all light pink when young and redder when older.
Scientists are continuing to observe this strange new specie and will report their findings accordingly.