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Frog’s Menu

Frogs are carnivores so they eat meat but there are a lot of different items that they eat. Frogs only like to eat live animals unless you trick them into eating a dead one. Frogs generally eat anything they can fit into their mouth. Frogs will even eat other frogs so be careful housing frogs together.

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Frogs such as the Mexican Burrowing Frog, eat mainly termites and ants they find underground. Their mouth is narrow to help them eat.

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Mexican Burrowing Frog

Most frogs stick to the usual prey item – insects and worms. Grasshoppers, crickets, moths, spiders, and flies are the most common items.

Larger frogs are able to eat small snakes, mice, fish, and even small birds.

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What frog are you based on your astrology sign

Every wondered what frog you are based on your astrology sign? No? Well you are here anyway so check it out. This is 100% real and I didn’t just make this up.

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Waxy Monkey Frog
Aquarius: January 20th – February 18th
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Pacman Frog
Pisces: February 19th – March 20th
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Indian Bullfrog
Aries: March 21st – April 19th
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Cane Toad
Taurus: April 20th – May 20th
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Tomato Frog
Gemini: May 21st – June 20th
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African Bullfrog
Cancer: June 21st – July 22nd
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Asian Leaf Frog
Leo: July 23rd – August 22nd
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Poison Dart Frog
Virgo: August 23rd – September 22nd
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Glass Frog
Libra: September 23rd – October 22nd
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Suriname Toad
Scorpio: October 23rd – November 21st
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Gray Tree Frog
Sagittarius: November 22nd – December 21st
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Leopard Frog
Capricorn: December 22nd – January 19th
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What is the difference between frogs and toads?

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What is the difference between frogs and toads? The short answer is there are no differences. Frogs can refer to any species in the Order Anura, so all toads are frogs. So what is a toad? Toads usually refer to members of the family Bufonidae – the True Toad family. There are other families that are considered toads such as the family Scaphiopodidae – American Spadefoot Toad Family. So now, are toads just members of select families? Nope. There are random species that are named toad instead of frog. The Suriname Toad is referred to as a toad but it’s from the family Pipidae and generally spends its life in the water. So yeah, frogs and toads are annoying.

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Suriname Toad
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Importance of Frogs

 

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One third of frog species are facing extinction but why should we care? Because frogs are important that’s why.

One reason is because frogs play an important role in the food web. Frogs eat insects and other things while frogs are eaten by bigger animals such as snakes and birds. Just like in Star Wars, frogs bring balance to the force (food web).

A good reason to care is because frogs eat pests such as mosquitoes that can spread diseases and just be annoying.

An often forgotten reason is that frogs could help advance our medicine. Research on all the frog species are still being done and there’s no idea what secrets they hold.

There are many reasons why we need to help protect frogs from extinction.

 

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Stop saying that poison dart frog is your favorite frog

One of the most annoying things is when people tell me that their favorite frog is the poison dart frog. You know why? Because poison dart frog are actually a group of numerous kind of frogs. To me, its like saying your favorite movie is chick flicks. There are so many different kinds of poison dart frogs and to lump them all into one answer is just lame.

So if your favorite frog is a poison dart frog, here are some better answers.

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This is the Golden Poison Frog. It’s the most poisonous frog in the world. How about that for a new famous frog.

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This one is the Dying Poison Dart Frog. It is one of the most popular poison dart frogs because it has a wide range of colors of morphs.

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This is the yellow-banded poison dart frog. Pretty cool to say instead of just poison dart frog.

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Look at this one. It’s the Manú poison frog, you can wow your friends when you show them pictures of it.

 

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Photography Adventure 7/7/17

I went out on an adventure to take some quality photos of nature and wildlife last Friday. Here are those pictures.

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Here is an adorable bunny.

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One of the many butterflies I saw but most of them are bad and wouldn’t sit still for me.

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Some flowers that I thought looked cool.

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Green frog, not a great pic but this website is named Gone Froggin.

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Some damselfly. I like that its blue. Hit me up if you know species.

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Here is a morning dove that just wants to play volleyball but no one will play with him.

Now we are moving from the creek area down to Lake Michigan.

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The progression of a Canadian Goose cleaning its back.

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His friend was tired and was napping.

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A BABY MALLARD DUCK

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Some big fish I saw. The one of the right is definitely a carp but I’m not sure on the one on the left.

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Last but not least, I found this Great Blue Heron. The wing of the bird was badly damaged so I called the local wildlife rehab place but they didn’t answer the phone and on their recorded message, they said they didn’t take herons. There’s no other rehabers in my area so I called the DNR to ask wtf to do. I sat on hold for 45 minutes until they got to my call. They transferred me to a state biologist so we talked. He wasn’t working today so he didn’t want to come out and look at it so he said I could leave it or I could catch it and take it to a place a hour away. I decided to catch it. If you notice from the pic, it is almost in Lake Michigan.  I was close to my work so I dropped off my camera, cellphone, and wallet so if I fell in, I wouldn’t ruin them. I also grabbed a small wash cloth to put over its eyes.  I walked back and caught the heron and brought it back over to my work. I got someone to give me my cellphone so I could call for a ride back to my house and to bring a  bigger towel since I walked down here and the one I had was small. Before I could make the call, the heron knocked down the cloth over its eyes and started freaking out on me so I lost my grip and it got away from me.

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So now its free on the sidewalk close to the main street of town. I try to catch it but then a cop pulls up. I have to explain the story to the cop but he won’t let me catch it again. He starts calling people to try to take it but no one will besides the place that’s a hour away. He doesn’t want to take it there so he comes up with a plan to move the heron down to the creek area with a broom. He gets the heron to move but it winds up in a small planted tree and bush area next to some condos. He decides this is good enough and he leaves. So yeah I couldn’t take him anywhere.

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Weird Blue American Bullfrog Photographed in California

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A blue American Bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus) was photographed by Jim Wiegand on the shore of Shasta Lake. The coloration is caused the absence of yellow pigments in their skin. This condition is rare, only about 1 in a million have it.

The American Bullfrog is actually an invasive species in California. With their size and appetite, they devour smaller native frog species and they are spreading diseases. They were imported into California for pet trade, food, and dissections. The frogs escaped or people let them go and now they are almost everywhere.

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What are frogs?

In the words of the incredible David Duchovny “What are frogs?” Frogs are animals if you didn’t know that at least. Next, frogs are chordates. The characteristic of chordates are notochord, a dorsal nerve cord, pharyngeal slits, an endostyle, and a post-anal tail, for some part of their life. Other chordates include fish, snakes, and us. After that, they are amphibians. Amphibians don’t have any scales, feathers, or fur. There are two other amphibian groups Salamanders and Caecillians. Finally, frogs are anurans. The order Anura contains all the frog and toad families. Frogs differ from salamanders and caecillians because they have 4 limbs and no long tail.

What aren’t frogs? Food, bait, targets. Stop killing them you turds.

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Top Ten Fictional Frogs and Toads

Honorable Mentions:

Pepe the Frog: He is notorious but does he really do anything special? Nope, sorry Alt-right.
BattleToads: I never played the game and its just a bad meme
Poliwrath: You are the best Pokemon frog but you just don’t have the personality to crack the top 10.

10) Toad From Frog and Toad

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Toad from the book Frog and Toad is just not as cool as Frog. Frog hoards the spot line and is just better. Also his fashion is terrible and he’s a criminal.

9) Throg

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Throg or Puddlegulp was a human that was turned into a frog. He became friends with Thor when Loki turned Thor into a frog. Throg then finds a sliver of Thor’s hammer to become a frog like Thor.

8)CJ Frog

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CJ frog is from the Jumpstart games. He owns his own damn house so he’s doing better than me.

7) Hypno Toad

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I may or may not have been hypnotized to put the hypno toad this high

6) Frog from Frog and Toad

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He is much better than stupid ass toad and he delivers mail to snails? How cool is that.

5) Frogger

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Frogger was a pioneer like Obama or someone who was a pioneer. He was the original frog in video games that created jobs for millions of frogs.

4) Jeremiah the Bullfrog

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Jeremiah was a bullfrog, he was good friend of mine but it’s nepotism to give him the number 1 spot just because of that. Any frog that drinks is easily one of the better frogs.

3) Slippy Toad

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Slippy Toad is one of the team members in the most elite squadron ever – Star Fox. He is the most helpful one but he’s always getting into trouble so he’s only at number 3.

2) Kermit

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He’s the most famous frog since he starred on the Muppet’s but he doesn’t have any true talent to take the number one spot.

1) Michigan J Frog

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I could explain why he’s number one but I’ll let this video speak for me