Red-eyed tree frogs come from the warm and humid rain forests of Costa Rica in Central America. Some believe that their red eyes are a form of protection called "startle coloration". These frogs are very mellow during the day, and tend to be active only at night, so if the frog is awakened in the daytime, as might happen if a predator chanced upon it despite its excellent day time camouflage, the eyes pop abruptly open, hopefully startling the predator. This species tends to do better in a community of other red eyed tree frogs.
In other news:
WE MOVE TODAY! Boy, I think I got up a bit early, but man was I thirsty. It's not often that I get so thirsty that it wakes me up. But now I've drunk so much water my tummy hurts a bit. Oh well!