Interesting Facts About Frogs: Weird, Creepy, And Scary Creatures

Frogs are the most popular group of amphibians. They’ve Worldwide distribution except for Polar Regions, the driest of deserts, and some oceanic islands.
Frogs are fascinating creatures. They’re the best indicators of the quality of their environment. They go from living entirely underwater to an animal which breathes air. The life of a frog begins in water as an egg. The egg will develop into a tadpole.
In the next phase, a frog develops fully and can live on land as well; this period is the second life of the frog. The tadpoles often shed their skin when growing into a frog. There are over 5000 known frogs’ species.
These species are different in colors and sizes. Frogs have webbed toes and protruding eyes. Frogs are carnivores, and they eat small snakes, insects, grasshoppers, mosquitoes, worms, and several other small flies and insects.
You can easily recognize a frog with its unique, croaking sound. Even though they live in marshlands and ponds, but you’ll also find them croaking in gardens and streets when it rains. Frogs are known as weird, creepy, and scary creatures. But just like many other creatures, these strange animals also have some unique and fascinating facts. Let us explore them.
1. The wood frogs that live in North America freezes during winter, and they reanimate in spring. When temperatures drop, the body of a wood frog starts to shut down, and its heartbeat, breathing, and the muscle movements stop. The water in the cells of a frog freezes and is replaced with urea and glucose to prevent cells from collapsing. When there is a thaw, the frog warms up and reactivates its body functions, and it eventually hops off like nothing ever occurred.
2. The Goliath frog is the largest frog in the world. It is found in West Africa and has a length of more than one foot and weigh more than seven pounds – as much as a newly born baby.
3. The glass frog has a translucent skin; thus, you can see its internal organs, muscles, and bones through its skin. You can even observe its stomach digesting food and its heart beating.
4. One simplest way to differentiate a male frog from a female frog is by checking their ears. You can find the ears right behind the eyes of the frog. If the ears are as large as the eyes, then the frog is a male. If the ears are smaller than the eyes of the frog, then the frog is a female.
5. Several poisonous frogs, like the dyeing poison frog and golden poison frog, are colored boldly to warn their predators of their deadly venomous skins. Some colorful frogs, like Fort Randolph robber frog, have also developed similar coloring as a coexisting poisonous species. Even though their skins aren’t toxic, these mimics may offer protection from the predators by looking dangerous.
6. The Australian water-holding frog is a desert dweller that can survive for up to 7 years without rain. It always burrows underground and then surrounds itself in a special transparent cocoon made of its shed skin.
7. When under pressure, cricket frogs can jump extremely high. Like, sixty times the length of their body! Of course, that equates to approximately three feet, but think of it this way: That is the same as a human being jumping as high as a 38-story building.
8. A frog entirely sheds its skin nearly once a week. After it has removed the old, dead skin, the frog often eats it.
9. There is a type of poisonous dart frog known as the blue jeans frog; it’s a red body with blue legs. It’s sometimes referred to as the strawberry dart frog.
10. If the skin of a golden poison dart frog produces only one gram of the venom, it could kill about 100,000 adults.

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