Monday, April 16, 2012


I’m thinking of a commonly found amphibian, can you guess what it is? If you thought of a Frog, that’s the creature that I’m going to tell you about.

Amphibians are creatures that live both in water, and on land. These creatures are members of the zoological class called Amphibia or Amphibians. Like all Frogs are cold blooded.

Because frogs are Amphibians, they are commonly found in ponds, swamps or slow moving water. Under mossy rocks, logs or on the forest floor is where you can possibly find some of these water loving creatures. If they live in dry areas, their skin will dry up and they will sadly die.

Can you guess what a frog's skin and body looks like? Its skin feels really smooth and moist, on the other hand it has a short and stubby body. No neck is what a frog has. These creatures have long legs to help them jump really far.

A frog has webbed feet to help it swim. Their very good and interesting eyes can look up, down, sideways and ahead all at the same time. A frog's tongue is really sticky, that’s because when its trying to catch its prey, its sticky tongue catches it, then eats it .

When tadpoles are born they are Herbivores, that means they only eat plants and algae. After they grow into a froglet or a frog they become a carnival. Eating insects is what they eat.

In Winter frogs hide in little places to keep warm. Sleeping in the winter season is what they do. They hide in cracks, logs, rocks and burrows.

A life cycle of a frog starts off with a female frog and a male frog mating. After that the female frog lays its eggs in the water then, after a couple of days the eggs hatch into newly born tadpoles. About 6 to 9 weeks later the tadpoles start to grow legs. By 12 weeks the tadpole turns into a froglet, which is a frog but still has a little tail.

By between 12 to 16 weeks, depending on how much food it ate, It turns into a frog. Then the frogs will start the whole process again.

Snakes, hedgehogs, snakes, turtles, lizards and birds are frogs enemies. These creatures eat frogs. If they see frogs around they would eat them.


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