Video has emerged of a tiny, puffed-up frog emitting squeals in what appears to be an attempt to ward off predators.
But the crying little amphibian comes across as far more cute than intimidating.
The cartoon-like Namaqua Rain Frog is abundant along the South African coast and in some dry, scrub-covered inland areas rather than near water.
Adult frogs only grow to be about 46mm but can puff up their bodies to ward of predators, as the frog in the video appears to have done.
South African YouTube user Dean Boshoff published the footage online on Wednesday.
"That noise is supposed to scare me off?" one commenter posted on the video.
"Evolution, you failed."
Author: Alexandra Pleffer, Approving editor: Nick Pearson