Wednesday, November 21

The only natural predator of Golden Poison Dart Frog, world's one of the most toxic animals!

Leimadophis epinephelus is the scientific name of a Fire-bellied snake found in the Amazon rainforests. This Carnivore is immune to the toxins produced by the Golden Poison Dart Frog (also known as the golden frog and the golden poison arrow frog) and can eat them without becoming sick unless the toxin is very strong. 

Leimadophis epinephelus

The golden poison dart frog is considered to be one of the most toxic animals on planet Earth. Like most other toxic frogs, the golden poison dart frog stores its poison in skin organs. Because of their toxic substance, the frogs taste awful to predators and its poison kills whatever eats it. It has enough venom to kill ten grown humans. The word “dart” is added to its name because of the Indigenous Emberá people of Colombia, who have utilized its powerful venom for a long time to tip their blowgun darts when hunting.
Golden Poison Dart Frog
But in spite of all that hazardous properties of the golden frog, Fire-bellied snake has developed a resistance to its poison. It is believed that the snakes detoxify the frog’s poison with a substance contained in the saliva, which makes it the only natural predator of the golden poison dart frog.


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