Why is it that if someone posts a picture on tumblr of a dead puppy or a dead cat that someone killed it gets a fuckton of notes and everyone on tumblr teams up together to get those bitches
but if someone posts a picture of a dead snake or dead lizard that they killed…
Unfussy Female Poison Frogs Just Go For Closest Male
by Ed Yong
A female strawberry poison frog faces an abundance of choice when it comes time to breed. The forest floor is full of bright red males trying to attract her with their songs, and wrestling with other males to defend their territories. She could pick a suitor based on his size or health. She could weigh up the quality of his territory. She could judge him on the depth, volume or length of his croaking, any of which could indicate how strong he is.
Or she could just mate with the first male she finds.
That, rather anticlimactically, is exactly what happens. For all the effort that males put into attracting a partner, the only factor that seems to matter to the females is who’s nearest. And according to Ivonne Meuche from the University of Veterinary Medicine in Hanover, this strategy makes perfect sense for these frogs.
The strawberry poison frog (Oophaga pumilio) has become something of a celebrity among scientists studying frog behaviour. It’s easy to find because of its bright colours and tendency to hop about in the day. And it has lots of sex. On average, a female will only go for 4 to 5 days between partners…
(read more: Not Exactly Rocket Science - National Geo.)