Ceratophrys stolzmanni (Pacific horned frog)
Flora and Fauna

Quick stories – Rare Frog, Heated Toilet, Happy Snake #AtoZChallenge

“If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.”
― Mark Twain

Rare Frog
We saw a cool frog in Puerto Lopez. Took some photos. Figured we’d see more like him over time. Did some research. It is a rare Ceratophrys stolzmanni (Pacific horned frog) found only in Ecuador and Peru. Haven’t seen one since.

Ceratophrys stolzmanni (Pacific horned frog) in Puerto Lopez, Ecuador
Ceratophrys stolzmanni (Pacific horned frog)

Heated Toilet
Our friends rented an apartment. The owner assured them that there was hot water (many homes in Ecuador have only cold water). Turns out he had installed a hot water heater for the building’s only incoming water pipe. There was no cold water.

Happy Snake
Some friends were mountain biking in Machalilla National Park and came upon a snake. They stopped and took cell phone pictures, getting close for better shots. When they shared their photos, they learned they were lucky the venomous snake was not in an irritable mood.


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I am a US Expat in Ecuador. I grew up on a Minnesota farm, worked in IT in California's Silicon Valley, then moved to a coastal Ecuador fishing village. My goal is to share Ecuador with you, one snippet at a time. Topics include attractions, compassion, ecotourism, Ecuador products, everyday Ecuador, and flora and fauna. Please let me know what you would like to read more about!


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