Photo: Frog with umbrella

by Paul Cardwell on July 26, 2013

Frog with umbrella

Impossible! What kind of frog is this?? Sadly, not a frog fed up with yet another deluge in a Costa Rican rainforest. Nor is it from anywhere else in Latin America. No, it’s from East Java, Indonesia, where rainfall must be monstrous – or the frogs particularly switched on. The photo was by Penkdix Palme (Newsteam), and appeared in the Guardian at

We feel sure East Javan frogs can’t be the only frogs worldwide to have learnt the value of tools. There must be plenty of self-respecting frogs, in Costa Rica or the Amazon or other rainforests of Latin America, that have long ago mastered the club, the spear, and perhaps even writing.  There may well be ancient caves adorned with batrachoglyphs, as yet undiscovered. Only Latin Discover can give you the opportunity to search for these and even be the first to find them! Just check out out the Costa Rican section as the first place to start – and we can tailor the experience for you complete with butterfly nets, trained guides, and spare brollies……


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Antoinette de la Timide July 30, 2013 at 12:13 am

Great little frog…. but it is a thorough foreigner, not a TICO!! So what does he do on Latindiscover?? We saw those poisonous red ones in Crocodile Lodge on our first visit to Costa Rica about 100 years ago, remember?? Maybe you could put one of those under an umbrella?? Or would you prefer to have cuisses de grenouille on your plate??


Mauricio July 31, 2013 at 4:13 am

Who says man is the only intelligent creature?


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