At Yatama Ecolodge, you don’t have to venture deep into the trails to find interesting wildlife. I spent a few nights just by the sidewalk connecting the rooms to the kitchen area, searching for frogs while keeping myself close to a roof to avoid the sudden rains. I heard the characteristic, high pitched call that gives this family its name, and managed to get a shot with its inflated pouch. Sadly, every time I got closer in, it stopped calling, but I see that as an excuse to return and try again. While I can’t tell if i saw any other individual of this species, I sure heard its call along the two times I have stayed at Yatama. Now, although the color of this species is not so well suited to camouflage when resting on top of a leaf, I would not blame anyone who cannot see it, as this frog is tiny, on the order of a Strawberry Poison Dart Frog that most day hikers in the Caribbean have seen at least once in their life. If it remains motionless, chances are you won’t see a thing!
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