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All About Frogs
What do we really know about frogs? They live in the water and if you kiss one it will turn into a handsome prince? This is partially true (I’ll let you guess which one is), but the life of a frog really is a marvel of nature. Take a moment now and explore some Frog-ology.
The life of a frog starts out as one of thousands of tiny gooey eggs. Some female frogs lay their eggs in the calm waters of a pond, while others lay their eggs high up in a tree extending over the water. Here the tadpole must fall into the water after it is born.
Once fertilized it takes about 6 to 21 days (depending on the species) to hatch a tadpole. Now you may remember as a child trying to catch these in a nearby pond or lake. They have a big head and a tail and can swim quite quickly.
After about 9 weeks the tadpole begins to sprout legs and the rest of the transformation happens fairly quickly. The front legs will come in and the tail will begin to shrink away. At this stage it is no longer called a tadpole, but rather is referred to as a “froglet.” This new little critter no longer depends completely on its watery world and will begin to explore the land.
The frog has powerful back legs; some species can actually jump 20 times their own height. Imagine if we had this ability – no more long waits for the elevator to arrive or the endless climbing of staircases. The frog also has webbed feet, which makes it a strong swimmer.
With over 4,000 different species of frogs, there is bound to be some that are outstanding and even a bit weird. The Glass Frog is one such creature.
The glass frog is found in the South American rainforest and only measures in at 0.5 to 1.1 inches long (1.4 to 3 centimeters). However, this isn’t the strangest part, it is translucent. You can actually see its internal organs and its heart beating! The good thing about being see-through for this frog is that it blends in with its surroundings.
Another interesting frog is the Mossy Frog. It is found in the mountainous regions of Vietnam where it blends in with its surroundings using a special form of camouflage. As this frog grows it develops multi-colored patterns, bumps and ridges on its skin that looks like lichen. When the mossy frog becomes startled or feels threatened it will play dead. This ability keeps the frog from being eaten by its many predators.
Did you think all frogs were green? Think again. The Pig-Nosed frog of the Western Ghats of India is purple. This stubby, pig-nosed creature lives underground and is only about 3 inches long (7 centimeters). However, its small size doesn’t stop it from digging itself down 4 to 12 feet (1.2 to 3.6 meters) underground.
Frogs are really quite intriguing so why not check out other sources for further reading? Discover the amazing world of frogs and be fascinated.
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