This Is The African Rain Frog, That Looks Like A Grumpy Avocado And Has The Funniest Squeeks

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The Black Rain Frog has an adorably grumpy face and a round, dark, lumpy body which makes it look like an angry avocado on legs.

These funny-looking little guys are exclusively found in South Africa, specifically on the southern slopes of the Cape Fold Belt, and lives at elevations of 1,000 m (3,300 ft) or higher.

 

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When the Black Rain Frog feels threatened, it blows up like a little balloon to intimidate predators.

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Swollen, angry, and ready for battle, these frogs couldn’t look more like pissed-off avocados if they tried.

Presumably, and hopefully, predators don’t find them nearly as cute as we do.

 

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To make them even cuter, the male Black Rain Frogs produce a chirping sound which sounds like when you repeatedly squeeze a rubber chicken or other squeaky dog-toy.

They make this call to deter predators, but we can’t help but find it more adorable than intimidating.

 

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The Black Rain Frog cannot handle habitat disturbances, such as habitat loss due to fires or afforestation, but luckily these little cuties habitats are currently well protected and these little grumpy avocados seem to be thriving in their special little nook of the world.

 

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The world is filled with so many precious and interesting animals, and it’s such a joy to keep learning about the many wonderful creatures we share our planet with.

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It’s not often you associate frogs with being cute, but these guys are nothing if not adorable.

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