Poison Dart Frog
If you ever happen to be running through the rain forests somewhere in Central or South America, do not ever pick up beautiful and colorful frogs – it can be the Poison Dart Frog.
This frog is probably the most poisonous animal on earth.The 2 inch long (5cm) golden poison dart frog has enough venom to kill 10 adult humans or 20,000 mice. Only 2 micrograms of this lethal toxin (the amount that fits on the head of a pin) is capable of killing a human or other large mammal.
They are called “dart frogs” because indigenous Amerindians’ use of their toxic secretions to poison the tips of their blow-darts.
Poison dart frogs keep their poison in their skins and will sicken or kill anybody who touches or eats it.