Green Poison Dart Frog

frog-neon-green-1Though not as toxic as some other species, the green and black poison dart frog holds enough poison to make a human quite ill. These beautiful little frogs are native to Central America and northwestern parts of South America. Some Amerindian tribes use the frog’s secretions to poison their darts. Interestingly, the frogs are not poisonous when held in captivity. Scientists believe the reason is that the frog must eat specific insects to create the poison. Outside of their natural habitat, those insects are not generally available. That means, if you want a frog for a pet, the Green Poison Dart Frog might work for you. No offense to our froggy friend; however, I think I will continue to appreciate him from a distance.