Need More Coffee
Every time I need more coffee, I think of this frog. I found this very sleepy Monkey Frog (Phyllomedusa palliata) in the rainforest of Madre de Dios, Peru.
The bottom eyelid that you see in this picture is actually the frog’s third eyelid which is called a nictitating membrane. Frogs, reptiles, birds, sharks and even some mammals have this (like dogs & cats). They keep the eyes moist and clean, and in the case of frogs, can also help protect them while swimming underwater and with camouflage when they’re asleep.