monster Poison dart frog

Poison
dart frog


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* Blue Poison Dart frog Dendrobates azureus at Bristol Zoo, Bristol, England. Photographed by Adrian Pingstone in September 2005 and released to the public domain.
* Yellow-banded Poison Dart frog Dendrobates leucomelas at Bristol Zoo, Bristol, England.* Blue Poison Dart frog Dendrobates azureus at Bristol
Zoo, Bristol, England. Photographed by Adrian Pingstone in September 2005
and released to the public domain.

* Yellow-banded Poison Dart frog Dendrobates leucomelas at Bristol Zoo, Bristol,
England.
Photographed by Adrian Pingstone in May 2005 and released to the public
domain. 

Poison dart frog is the common name of
a group of frogs  native to Central and
South America. These amphibians are often called “dart frogs” due
to indigenous Amerindians’ use of their toxic secretions to poison the tips
of blowdarts.

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Frog
Poisonous
Fine animal
Hit
Dice
1/4d8
(1 hp)
Initiative +5
Speed 10 ft.
(2 squares)
Armor
Class
23 (+8
size, +5 Dexterity), touch 23, flat-footed 18
Base
Attack/Grapple
+0/-21
Attack
Full
Attack
Space/Reach 1/2
ft./0 ft.
Special
Attacks
Poison
Special
Qualities
Low-Light
Vision
Saves Fort
+2, Ref +7, Will +1
Abilities Strength
1, Dexterity 20, Constitution 10, Intelligence 1, Wisdom 12, Charisma 2
Skills Climb +5, Hide +29, Jump +9, Swim +5
Feats Ability
Focus
(poison)
Environment Tropical
forests
Organization Solitary
Challenge
Rating
1/2
Treasure None
Alignment Always
neutral
Advancement
Level
Adjustment

A brightly colored
frog clings to a nearby tree.

These tropical frogs
make their homes near water in tropical forests. Males mark their territory
with scent and chirp loudly when other males enter their territory. Females
lay their eggs in water pooled in large leaves. When the tadpoles hatch, they
wriggle onto their father’s back, who carries them to deep water and leaves
them to fend for themselves.

Poisonous frogs secrete
a creamy venom from glands located on either side of its head. One dose of
venom can be extracted by roasting a poisonous frog over a fire, collecting
the flowing poison as the skin contracts.

A poisonous frog is 1
to 2 inches long and nearly weightless. Coloration is always bright with vivid
streaks of green, red, orange, yellow, and pink.

COMBAT

Poisonous frogs avoid
combat and seek only to escape.

Poison (Ex): A
poisonous frog’s poison functions as both a contact and ingested poison.

Contact, Fort DC 14,
initial effect nauseated for 1d6 minutes, secondary effect nauseated for 1d2
hours.

Injury, Fort DC 14, initial
effect paralyzation for 1d10 rounds, secondary effect death.

The save DCs are Constitution-based
and include a +2 racial bonus and a +2 bonus from the Ability
Focus
feat.

Skills: A poisonous
frog has a +8 racial bonus on Hide checks and a +12 racial bonus on Jump checks. It uses its Dexterity modifier rather than its Strength modifier on Climb, Jump,
and Swim checks.

Originally found in
Dragon Magazine #237 (1997).



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