Tripping on Hallucinogenic Frogs (Part 1/3)


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Published: 6 years ago
VICE heads to the Amazon on a hunt for its most hallucinogenic tree frogs.

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There is an Amazonian frog called Phyllomedusa Bicolor or the Sapo which I have been reading about for years. It is totally different from the psychedelic toads found in North America. The Sapo's venom produces an effect much closer to morphine than LSD, but really it's not like either of those things. It's a distinctly vomitous dissociative experience unlike anything else I've ever encountered.

There has been a lot written about the chemistry of the venom, and it has been said to have a diverse array of effects. Some people think it's a miracle opioid which will yield new non-addictive painkillers. Others think it's a super-potent stimulant and appetite suppressant, and even a strange psychedelic capable of tuning hunters on to the mindset of their prey. In the 80s researchers found one of the constituents of Sapo venom in the urine of autistic children, and developed an entire theory of autism around it.

I had to find out what this frog really does, but supposedly it cannot produce its venom in captivity. The only way to experience its unique trip is to travel down the Amazon River and catch one yourself, which is exactly what I did.

— VICE Correspondent Hamilton Morris

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It's pretty obvious this guy got a job traveling around the world and doing exotic drugs solely by virtue of being Errol Morris' son. He otherwise has no apparent qualifications as a documentary film maker, journalist, or television personality.

1 hour ago

Some of his writing is really bad.

2 hours ago

11:03 😂😂😂

3 hours ago

Jesus man eat some food

3 hours ago

My man needs to hit the weight room

3 hours ago

This guy is the opposite of thick

3 hours ago

had to play this at 1.25x speed. lot better

4 hours ago

I would ask if he’s okay but if there’s anything all these videos on drugs he’s made for vice has taught me is that homeboy is not okay at all

5 hours ago

okay but.... imagine being that frog just tripping out all day every day

6 hours ago

Damn dude had to go thru all this shit n had to shit in a shack with a hole in it just to get high off sum toads.Pass me a blunt please.

6 hours ago

Yeah. No personality. Just a druggie.

6 hours ago

So skinny he barely supports his own name...

7 hours ago

Umm..why the fuc did yall need a pic of the minor girl, you Pedofile much?

7 hours ago

Pretty sure this dudes brain is fried without needing any frog piss

7 hours ago

I feel like I'm being gangbanged by the vegetation! Wow!

7 hours ago

Pouyas older brother out here wild

8 hours ago

This should be on Netflix if it is not already.

8 hours ago

Fuck this entire comment section. Hamilton is a goddamn saint.

10 hours ago

Lmfao if you slow the video down he sounds so enthusiastic 😂

15 hours ago

You dirty unkempt pussy. How fuckin dare you. You try to show American policy there?. Are you fuckin insane? I will bury you. You mother fucker how dare you do that to us.

15 hours ago

So self centered wow

16 hours ago

This dudes hair. Ugh.
And his NPR voice

16 hours ago

A walking breadstick

17 hours ago

I think I know why vice got this guy out of the office.

18 hours ago

somebody feed this guy.

20 hours ago

wonders how he got sick. meanwhile shits and pisses in the river they eat and drink from.

20 hours ago

Does this guy eat?

20 hours ago

BETA

22 hours ago

Man, You are one pathetic loser!!”

22 hours ago

This guy was not happy when vice gave him this story. lol.

1 day ago