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African Rain Frogs Look Like Little Angry Avocados

We all have those bad days, once in a while, and if you’re not an excellent actor, you’d end up walking around with a grumpy face that screams, “Not in the mood.” Well, lucky for us it only happens once in a while. Think of these little guys who have to wear that annoyed look every day of their lives. Whose spirit animal is this?  Well, in any case, at least the rain frogs are adorable.

The Black Rain FrogBreviceps fuscus, is a small species from the Brevicipitidae, native to South Africa, and found only in the southern slopes of the Cape Ford Belt [1]. All species of rain frogs are typically tiny-bodied amphibians native to Eastern and Southern Africa. The Black Rain Frog is a burrowing species that does not require open water to survive and can typically be found at elevations of 3300ft (approx 1,000m).

The frogs have small round bodies with very short limbs and toes. An adult Black Rain Frog may grow as tall as 1.6-2 in (40-51 mm). They are mostly a dark brown shade or a very dark grey with granulated skin. The skin has no warts but appears excessively rough due to the almost even sprinkle of granules.

Perhaps, the most unique thing about this species is the configuration of facial features that makes them appear permanently angry. They may seem unapproachable, but they are not actually annoyed all the time. It’s just their natural face.