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Do frogs fart?

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A few days ago, my friend and I were talking and he asked me if frogs fart? I thought about it and I have never heard my frogs fart before but I had no idea if I just missed their farts or not.

You don’t have to know the answers to everything to be a good scientist, you just got to know where to find the answers. Former Herper of the Week, Nick Caruso, actually made a database of animal species and if they fart. Here’s a link to it – https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/19gMMn4Wmw3BNLWMojEy7kgrjnjVB2JlMSwd1s-nYyUc/edit#gid=0.

From there, we learn that frogs have weak sphincters so that if they fart, we probably can’t hear it. It also goes on to say that African Bullfrogs and Horned Frogs do fart and it smells bad.  Maybe I need to set up a recorder to see if Rayna farts.

If you want to learn more about animal farts, you can pre-order a book that Nick Caruso co-authored called Does It Fart?: The Definitive Field Guide to Animal Flatulence on Amazon today! It will be released on April 3rd this year. You can also get a copy for me because I’m poor.

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