Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Frog Report

Do you know many things about frogs?
Well if you don’t then this is the report  for you.I am going to tell you what frogs are,eat,where they live,what they look like,their diet,their enemies, and   their life cycle . So be ready to read.

First of all frogs are amphibians. Amphibians are animals  that live in both water
and land. Frogs lay their eggs in water and are cold blooded like reptiles.

Frogs are  mostly found near swamps, ponds, slow moving water, under mossy rocks, and on wet forest floors . It is because if their skin dries out they will die.This is why frogs stay in damp areas or where   water is .

A frog has a short body , and   It has nice  smooth moist skin. It has big bulging eyes and  no neck. The colour of frogs skin can be green and brown .With their long hind legs they  can jump 20 times their size.

Frogs have a big mouth to swallow their food.Some frogs have teeth but toads don’t.In their mouth their tongue is not attached to the back it is attached to the front ,  so when it sees it food it snaps its tongue out and swallows it whole.It has long hind legs for jumping, and webbed feet for swimming. They can  also look upwards,sidewards,and downwards at the same time.

A frog's diet is beetles,snails, spiders, worms and even small fish.Tadpoles are herbivores , they eat weeds and algae.When they are  tadpoles they are herbivores, but when they grow up they become carnivores .

Have you ever wondered how a frog survives during winter ? Well ,  when it is winter frogs diet of insects disappear , so what they do to survive is they either burrow under wet rotting leaves , or hides deep in the mud on the bottom of the pond.If you wondering how  they breathe when they hibernate , they either breathe through their skin or lungs.

A frogs life cycle starts when it mother lays egg.Then the tadpole comes out of its egg , but sadly it has no eyes , arms and legs. But when its grows it develops legs, arms and eyes.After a few weeks it starts to look like a frog , and when it  ready it go  onto land.

During summer and spring frogs eggs and tadpoles are eaten by their prey such as snakes, lizards, birds, sharp toothed fish and hedgehogs .But with the amount of eggs that have been laid a huge number of frogs have been able to escape danger.

Now you know many facts about frogs.I hope you enjoyed my report and learnt something from it.

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