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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Cool concept but god does this guys voice piss me off

4 hours ago

3:26 they're gonna kidnap me and make me a wife?? 3:35 no mano man!!! 😠 Hurry TFU and make a man bun

5 hours ago

Hamilton Morris is a bad ass and a great writer.

5 hours ago

So this is what kylo ren was doing during his free time

6 hours ago

I couldn't watch anymore because of the narration. This guy seems like a whiny mall rat. "penis fishes swimming up the urethra of other penis fishes, it was exhausting to watch" Get over your drama bro.

7 hours ago

Burger King foot lettuce...

9 hours ago

Wonder if he hails from San Fran, Berkeley, Portland or Seattle ? Hmmmm...

12 hours ago

This guy sounds like candy man

13 hours ago

Why he move like that?

15 hours ago

That man is a walking skeleton, he can barely lift his own body weight back onto the boat. Drugs are bad, mmk

18 hours ago

Well that sucked

1 day ago

I actually enjoy the dude's whole demeanor and personality,his voice is pleasant and his narration makes it feel like a diary.its easy to judge someone from the comfort of your home or from whatever place you watching this from...try putting yourself out there and do what he does and open yourself to the complete judgement of strangers.

1 day ago

i heard that they think that soth east asians may have landed in south america a long time ago and when I see the natives there i think its definitly true

1 day ago

all that just to go get high?

1 day ago

The comments don't disappoint in this video

1 day ago

Damn i really wanted to watch this until i heard this fn dude. Terrible.

1 day ago

What an embarrassment to the western world. Although it must be a source of comedy for years for the people of the Amazon. What a tool. Vice should be embarrassed.

1 day ago

So hard to stand the narration of his older videos. He sounds like the gdamn frogs that he is looking for. He doesn't sound like that now. Almost like he was trying to.

1 day ago

They sent a toucan to the jungle 👃🏻

1 day ago

Hey Pedro pass the frog man

1 day ago

You sound more like a frog. It's annoying. 👎

1 day ago

His nose is gonna meet the tribe before he does

1 day ago

Fortis Fortuna Adiuvat lol

1 day ago

This guys sucks

1 day ago


[Verse 1]
You'll get chills
All through your body
And you'll lose
All control
Of your bladder
And your sphincter
That's your butthole!

Cause if you use toad
Then I'm tellin you
You can kiss your life goodbye
Yeah when you use toad
It'll mess you up
It'll make your mama cry
That's no lie
You'll choke on your tongue and die

Gotta give it up
(Give up the toad now)
It's no joke
Buddy give it up
(Gotta give up the toad now)
Or you'll croak
Buddy give it up
(Gotta give up the toad now)
And don't smoke
Or you'll see
It hurts to pee

[Verse 2]
There'll be blood
Gushing from ya
Every time
That you cough
And forget
Getting lucky
It falls off

Yeah you better wise up
Cause I'm telling you
Toad is what Lando forbids
Gotta give it all up
Or you're gonna see
Your whole life will hit the skids
And your kids
Will be born without eyelids

Gotta give it up
(Give up the toad now, thanks to you Lando)
Give it up
(Give up the toad now, thanks to you Lando)
Give it up
(Gotta give up the toad now, ooh ooh ooh)
I'm no fool
Lando's cool

1 day ago

I hate I have to watch part two! Don’t watch part 1 unless u like man in wild -

1 day ago

Not to be mean, but he looks like salad-fingers

1 day ago

You are G A Y!

1 day ago

I saw this a couple months ago while I was tripping on LSD and I thought it was all fake but I came back rn to ensure this was really a video of vice 😂😂😂

2 days ago

Is this long necks short neck brother?

2 days ago

He’s brave and adventurous, gangbanged by vegetation not hilarious. Dude wake up and speak properly. You are a native English speaker. Wake up !

2 days ago

james van dykes can you shut the fuck up m8

21 hours ago