Here is a little frog sleeping on our Asian Greens. Doesn’t it look sweet? We have to be careful when harvesting so we don’t get the little guy in our bag of greens. There are many different varieties and colors of frogs and toads in Panama, including some that are poisonous, especially to dogs. Some of them are endangered too.
Here is a quick lesson on the difference between frogs and toads.
Frogs: need to live near water; have smooth, moist skin; a narrow body; higher, rounder, bulgier eyes; longer hind legs that allows them to take long high jumps and have many predators.
Toads: don’t need to live near water; have rough, dry, bumpy skin; have a wider body; lower, football shaped eyes; shorter hind legs; will run or take small hops; don’t have many predators because the toad’s skin lets out a bitter taste.