Herpetofauna: One Life's List

Pipa pipa
Surinam Toad

Where and When

The water was high, up to the steps of the field station's kitchen.  Dan Wylie spotted a Pipa in the nearby shallows one night, but it swam off before he could get after it.  Paddling up the Rio Orosa another night, I watched one swim under the dugout, a ghostly pale frog-wraith in the light of my head-lamp.    That same night Dan managed to get one in the net, probably the same one he had missed earlier.





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