Frog’s tongues are attached to the front of their mouths rather than at the back like humans. When a frog catches an insect it throws its sticky tongue out of it’s mouth and wraps it around its prey. The frog’s tongue then snaps back and throws the food down its throat.
Every different species of frog makes it’s own special sound and it is only the male frog that can croak. They have a small sac in their throats that vibrates the air as they slowly let it out.
The sounds that frogs make are not what you’d expect. Did you know that there are frogs that chirp? Others can whistle, croak, ribbit, peep, cluck, bark and grunt.
Frogs begin their lives as tadpoles that are hatched in the water from tiny jelly-covered eggs. The mother frog will lay thousands of eggs at one time. Imagine having thousands of brothers and sisters!
The jelly has an awful taste, which protects the eggs from predators until they are ready to hatch.
Tadpoles are born with gills, just like a fish, so that they can breathe under water. They have a big head and a long tail. They definitely do not look like frogs, yet! Tadpoles have a tough life. It’s a good thing they are fast swimmers to escape the many other creatures that hunt them in the pond. They are a favorite food to fish and water bettles.
Frog Vs Toad
Many people don’t know the difference between frogs and toads. They are quite different animals, although they belong to the same animal group.