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Frogs Forever

Hi everyone! I’m yellowfuzzyduck over at Turtledesk, and I’m overjoyed to do a guest post for Rubberfroggies! Thank you greenfuzzyfrog for this amazing opportunity!

There are so many different types of frogs out there, and they are all awesome in their own ways. Today I’d like to share a little bit about my three all-time favorite frogs—the tomato frog, Wallace’s flying frog, and the waxy monkey tree frog.

Tomato Frog

You could say that the tomato frog (Dyscophus antongilii) resembles a tomato. It’s bright orange, and it uses its color to ward off predators. Its belly is yellow, and some tomato frogs have black spots on their throats. Although male tomato frogs grow up to 2-3 inches in length, female frogs can grow up to 4 inches long! (Quite big for a frog, eh?) The tomato frog is on the endangered species list, so we must try to protect it as much as we can.

Wallace’s Flying Frog

Out of the many different species of flying frog, I chose to write about Wallace’s flying frog (Rhacophorus nigropalmatus). It was discovered by Alfred Russel Wallace and is also known as the Abah River flying frog. Its back is bright green and its belly is a pale yellow. It grows up to 3-4 inches in length, and the skin between the frog’s limbs helps it “fly” by letting it parachute to the ground. How cool is that!?

Waxy Monkey Tree Frog

The waxy monkey tree frog (Phyllomedusa sauvagii) might be my favorite out of all three. I love this frog because its expression is always so serious. It is a green leaf frog and is commonly found in Central and South America. Like tomato frogs, females are larger than males, and the frogs can grow up to 2-3 inches. Instead of hopping around, these frogs tend to walk—which is why they are called “monkey” frogs.

Whew! Hope you enjoyed this post. Thanks again, greenfuzzyfrog! And remember, frogs forever!

Photo credit: miniformat65 on Pixabay.

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them Fourth of July

Hello! This is the first post in which I used capital letters for the title!

Ok, that wasn’t the point. Happy Fourth of July!

And today’s theme frogs are…

Red, white, and blue in color.

  1. Strawberry Poison-Dart Frog
    This frog is red (obvious. Sorry). Wait, no. It’s also blue, and that suits our theme very well. I like its scientific name: “Oophaga pumilio.”
  2. Blue Dart Frog
    One drop of these frogs’ poison can cause muscle paralysis and even death. People have always been afraid of sharks which kill around 9 people a year, while the Great Poison Dart Frogs hear their name go Ugh-Ugh (The Ugh-Ugh part souce: How to Train your Dragon) kill around, well, I don’t know if I want to know. No, I seriously don’t know. Why would I look that up? Not to change your opinions about frogs being nice. Humans kill more frogs than frogs kill humans. Which is a reason that my website has a milestone for Save the Frogs Day.
  3. Australian Green Tree Frog
    This frog is the closest frog I could find to being white. This frog is not poisonous (yay!) and it is very nice. Too bad it only lives in Australia…

Well! That was it for today! Happy Fourth of July!

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Turtles

I posted this on Turtledesk by @yellowfuzzyduck! (I’m a contributor.) I know this has nothing to do with frogs but still…

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Turtledesk

Try to be like the turtle—at ease in your own shell.

Bill Copeland

Hello everyone! I’m greenfuzzyfrog, over at Rubberfroggies. I’ve never done guest posting before, but since this is a post on Turtledesk, I decided to write a short poem about turtles. I am so excited to share it with you, and any feedback is welcome. Thank you yellowfuzzyduck for this opportunity!

Peeking through a hard

brown

shell

Crawling on the soft

white

sand

Swimming in the blue

sunlit

sea—

turtles.

Photo credit: Pexels on Pixabay.

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them summer frogs

Summer starts in only 5 days! Yay!

Because summer (in my opinion) is the hottest season, it reminds me of deserts (like the sahara. Not city deserts)… But not only snakes and lizards live there! Our favorite animal lives there, and it is called a FROG! You know that.

So today I will be listing the top 3 coolest frogs that live in the desert (in my opinion)!

3: Desert Rain Frog

This frog is considered the cutest frog in the world, but I do prefer the red-eyed tree frog. Just look at that smile. Anyway, I like it because of its call. There are videos on it. Maybe people think it’s cute because it is plump (I like that word better than ‘fat’ because frogs should never be called fat. Also, plump is a cuter word). It looks like it is covered in sand. In fact, it is [usually] covered in sand.

2. Colorado River Frog

This frog lives in Colorado rivers (I think that’s obvious). It has a lot of poison. A lot lot of poison. Enough poison to kill a full grown dog (site: Simon’s blog park). It has come from monsoons in Arizona that have turned pretty much everything into bodies of water. So That’s what’s pretty cool about it; but it’s mostly the poison that it’s known for (though terribilis has the most).

1. Australian Green Frog

This frog is pure AWESOME. It lives in Australia (I think it’s pretty obvious). It is green (I think that’s also pretty obvious). It lives in places with NO rain at all; yet it still survives. It captures fog from the air and then when the fog turns to water, it absorbs it (frogs don’t drink; they absorb stuff from their skin).

Enjoy your summer!

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them awesome frog fact

Hi! I have three things to say:

  1. Sorry for not posting in like a month.
  2. It’s been a really busy one!
  3. I LEARNED AN AWESOME FROG FACT!!!

You should know that frogs hibernate like a lot of others. When they do, the bones shed into a new set. And speaking of shedding, this sounds weird… frogs DO shed skin. And speaking of skin, frogs don’t drink water from their mouths. They absorb it from their skin. And speaking of water, there’s a frog that lives underwater for pretty much its whole life and it skin gets SUPER wrinkly. And speaking of living somewhere, I could live on frog facts.

I know this was kind of random but there’s another cool (not cool when you look at it) thing:

Last year a bunch of frogs were discovered and they were almost all less than the size of your fingernail. Some of the frogs are going extinct ALREADY! So happy SUPER LATE Save the Frogs Day and enjoy your summer. Happy posting!

Credits for figuring out about the new frogs: New Frogs! AWESOME WEBSITE! (opinion by greenfuzzyfrog)

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