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Two things I didn't know about frogs...
« on: June 09, 2008, 10:06:44 am »
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1.They get attached to their usual home away from the pond.

I was cleaning out the shed and saw mr frog in a corner under a table.  Gently guided him out the door with a bit of bamboo, and along the outside of the shed a bit.  He stopped and wouldn’t budge – just kept on opening his mouth to warn me off.  I go back into the shed and carry on... a couple of mins later said frog comes hopping passed me back in to the corner.  Anyway there is a bit of a hole at the rear of the shed so he should be able to get out if needed.

2. They can 'walk' and not just hop.

After dark – I turned the outside light on, and a frog was looking for a tasty morsel and ‘stealth walking’ passed the plant pots.  I pretty sure it wasn’t a toad.  I’ve only ever seen our frogs hop before.
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Re: Two things I didn't know about frogs...
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2008, 04:18:54 pm »
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Why frogs hop and don't walk or run is one of the biggest questions in the study of amphibian evolution, and different experts have proposed different answers.
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But they do!  I have seen a frog walk...  8)

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Re: Two things I didn't know about frogs...
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2008, 10:23:21 pm »
Their legs were used as detectors in early electricity experiments  :demon: