Frogs live on every continent except Antartica. But most frogs are found in tropical areas. Obviously, frogs love water and live near it. Ponds, streams, lakes and rivers all hold a great variety of frogs. However, there are some frogs that do not live in water. They live mainly on land and go to the water only to mate. Then, there are some kinds that live in trees.
Tree frogs have tiny sticky pads on their fingers and toes to help them cling to the tree as they climb. The red eyed frog above lives in the trees. We think it's really cute. Some frogs are burrowers. Burrower frogs live on land and have short hind legs and cannot hop. Frogs that live in places that become cold or freeze, hibernate in the winter. This period is spent in burrows or burried in the mud bottom of wetlands.
Frog's eat insects and minnows. Most frogs have a sticky tongue. To catch an insect, the frog flips out its tongue rapidly, get the insect and retracts its tongue. Frogs only have teeth in their upper jaw to help bite into their attackers so they have to eat food without chewing it. So they can't eat anything as big as squirel or human. So don't be afraid of them.
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