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My Frog the Temperature Gauge

My Frog the Temperature Gauge

I call my frogs my temperature gauges.  They are never around in the cold or even just cooler weather.  As soon as the temperature warms up for more than a day… there they are.  It gets cooler again a day later and they’re gone until it warms up.  I find myself looking for the first siting of the frogs.  And today I found one and grabbed my camera to take the above picture.

Frogs have been around a long time…. at least 190 million years  when dinosaurs were wandering the Earth (during the Jurassic Period) that is a long time time. I’ve heard frogs referred to as living fossils from Earth’s past (sharks, alligators, crocodiles, and my favorite… dragonflies are other creatures that also fit this category.

Let’s see what else I remember about frogs from my college days…  Frogs don’t drink water, they absorb it through their skin… A group of frogs is called an army… some frogs act like possums and play dead to get away from predators… In North America, the Bullfrog is the biggest frog, they can weigh more than a pound and can live up to 30 years… Frogs have teeth only on their upper jaw and the roof of their mouth and they swallow their prey whole…  Frogs can jump more than 20 times the length of their body.  Frogs have round ears on the sides of their heads.

Ok that’s your lesson for today…lol  Thanks for stopping by.

 

 

I just wanted to share a video with you of the pond.  I filmed this a week or so ago, and yes the pond needs some spring cleaning but I was just enjoying the moment and decided to video tape it so I could share it with you.  I want you to get an idea of why I enjoy my pond so much.  This is the second year that I’ve noticed 2 frogs that have moved in, which I enjoy and I can’t wait to hear their chirps at dusk (I can hear the ones down the street).  The goldfish are also enjoying the arrival of spring which has been slow to get here.  I hope you enjoy the video of Dons Fish Pond as much as I do.

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