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Singing Frogs April 7, 2011

Filed under: Image that,Interesting — celebrationgoddess @ 12:33 pm

THINKING THURSDAY – (enjoy
learning
something new!)

Sing it!

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!
Bethsheba
http://imacelebrationgoddess.com/index.html

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2 Responses to “Singing Frogs”

  1. Beth – I’m up in Madison, WI right now (arrived a while ago) for the Writers’ Institute at UW-Madison. And while I’m here to learn, I don’t know where I learn so much on a REGULAR BASIS as I do right here on your blog. Now I even know why frogs croak!

    Have a great weekend!

  2. Is this the 2nd year you’ve gone? How awesome!!!!


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