Virginia Beach,VA-"Wildlife photography is the ultimate catch and release!" - Don Mercer. Photo by Troy Bengel (WI): me at Machu Picchu.
Virginia Beach, VASign in to follow
A: Our guide, a native of the Amazon basin, advised that as long as we had no open sores on our hands through which the frog's poison, curare, could enter, it was okay to hold it. As with most all in life, I am sure that there was some risk in doing even that.
Based on one comment by Flavio Oliveira, I went back in my image files and added three more in an attempt to better display the attributes of this "white" lion, as available natural light was an issue when taking these images. The second image posted, while not providing the best pose, is perhaps the optimum with respect to the "whiteness" of this lioness.