No, what you’re about to see isn’t some toy or computer-rendered animation, but rather the desert rain frog. It’s a species of frog in the family Microhylidae. It is found in Namibia and South Africa. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland and sandy shores. Continue reading to hear its unexpected war cry.

The desert rain frog is a small, plump species with bulging eyes, a short snout, short limbs, spade-like feet and webbed toes. On the underside it has a transparent area of skin through which its internal organs can be seen. Its colour is yellowish-brown and it often has sand adhering to its skin.