Creepy Crawlies

Image
02

Green Frog

This creature sometimes sits for hours without moving until an appetizing insect flies too close. Then in a flash the Green Frog lunges forward, flips out its rear-hinged tongue, grabs the prey, and pulls the insect down its throat. Having hunted successfully the Green Frog returns to its perch, where it remains motionless until the next insect appears.

01
Green Frog
02

Tree Frogs

Many tree frogs can change their color for better camouflage.Tree frogs are usually tiny, as their weight has to be carried by the branches and twigs of their habitat. While some reach 10 cm (4 in) or more, they are typically smaller and more slender than terrestrial frogs.Typical for "tree frogs" are the well-developed discs at the finger and toe tips; the fingers and toes themselves as well as the limbs tend to be rather long, resulting in a superior grasping ability.

01
Tree Frogs
02

Poison Dart frog

They sound very cute but these little guys can pack quite the poisonous punch so you wouldn’t want to mess with them. One tiny little Golden Poison Dart Frog has enough poison to kill about 20 000 mice or enough poison to kill about 10 adult humans.

01
Poison Dart frog
02

Cobra

The name is short for cobra de capelo or cobra-de-capelo, which is Portuguese for "snake with hood", or "hood-snake". The Indian cobra's venom contains a powerful post-synaptic neurotoxin. The venom acts on the synaptic gaps of the nerves, thereby paralyzing muscles, and in severe bites leading to respiratory failure or cardiac arrest.

01
Cobra
02

Viper

Found throughout much of Asia including India, Southern China and Taiwan,this particular snake can grow as long as 1.7 m (5.5') and comes in earthy type colours such as brown, gray and deep yellow. They have a flattened head with a blunt snout and large nostrils.

01
Viper
02

Tarantula

This spider spins a lot of silk and as a spiderling and as juvenile they burrow. As adults they tend to be more of a opportunistic burrower.

01
Tarantula
02

Gecko

Nocturnal by nature, these geckos spend their days hiding in rock crevices or in deep, moist burrows to escape the blazing heat. These small lizards climb walls as if they were flat and can hang upside down on ceilings as if totally oblivious to gravity. They have no suction cups, no glue, and no velcro-like structures. As it turns out, the structures of the hair that the gecko possesses and even its walk contribute to their ability to climb walls and ceilings.

01
Gecko
02

Scorpions

Scorpions are predatory arthropods of the order Scorpiones. They are distributed almost in every continent except Antarctica. Though scorpions are known to be venomous, only 25 species of the total 1752 described species of scorpion have venom capable of killing a human being. They are known to glow when exposed to certain wavelengths of ultraviolet light, due to the presence of fluorescent chemicals in their cuticles.

01
Scorpions
Share facebook twitter gplus

Related Slideshows