This ridiculously adorable frog sounds something like a dog toy.
Known as the desert rain frog, this species emits a high-pitched squeak when threatened.
The plump frogs are native to Namibia and South Africa, and they reside on sandy shores between the ocean and the sand dunes.
The species is unique in its round form, bulging eyes, short snout, and transparent skin on its belly. While these frogs are generally covered in sand, their actual color is yellow-brown.
Desert rain frogs burrow in moist sand during the day and emerge only at night. They feed on a delicious feast of moths, beetles, and insect larvae.
Unfortunately, these pipsqueaks are listed as “Vulnerable” on the IUCN Red List due to habitat loss and human encroachment, and their populations continue to decline.
Hear the vocalizations here! Video: