An interesting creature: the Suriname Golden-eyed Treefrog.
A couple of nights ago, on my way to feed the ocelot, I stumbled upon this treefrog on the ground. It barely moved so I was able to take some pictures of this treefrog.
After a while this Suriname Golden-eyed Treeforg (Trachycephalus coriaceus) jumped into the nearest tree (a coconut tree in this case). Notice the orange/red color between its toes and a 'saggy' skin. In the following pictures you will see that the extra skin has a purpose.
A couple of years ago we experienced a heavy rainfall overnight at the lodge. Here and there near the airstrip some places got flooded. After the rain stopped, the water was also filled with this male frogs. Dozens and dozens of this Suriname Golden-eyed Treefrogs were near or in the water. As they were trying to attract the opposite sex, they were producing this loud 'serenade' all together. This is were the extra skin came in handy, as these were the vocal sacs which they started to inflate.
Here you see a male at the beginning of his serenade. Notice how he started to inflate his 'balloons' and also his body.
Another one was seen in the small pool. This time side ways and fully inflated.
Another one seen from the back. They look like small airbags attached to his ears.
The serenade lasted the whole night.
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