THINKING THURSDAY – (enjoy
learning something new!)
Ribbit, ribbit! I’ve been hearing the singing of the frogs near my house since I live near the Fox River
If you’ve ever spent some time near a frog-filled pond, then you already know that familiar sound is the call of a frog! So, why do frogs croak??
Why do frogs croak?In most frog species only the males croak. They croak to attract female frogs for breeding, and to warn away other male frogs from their territory. Female frogs think croaking is very sexy.
Many kinds of frogs puff themselves up enormously with air when they croak. This amplifies the sounds made by the frog’s vocal chords, kind of like how the stretched membrane of a drum works. This is why a little critter like a frog can make such loud noises! Enjoy this old cartoon. You’ll just “croak” up. Hee hee! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRnX4quv5W4&feature=related
Laugh, learn and liven up your taste buds!