Frogs generally have wetter skin which aids respiration, while toads tend to be drier and have warts. Frogs live in the water and go to dry land for feeding, while toads live in on land and go the water for breeding and lays its eggs in a line as opposed to frogs, which lay eggs in clusters. The two bumps behind a toad’s eyes are its parotid glands, which is absent in frogs. Frogs have longer legs which helps them jump higher and farther, while the toad has stubbier legs and hops. But neither will turn into a prince if you kiss it!
How do Chameleons Change Color?
The more than 100 kinds of Chameleons can change color, usually between brown, gray and green. But some have the ability to change to almost any color. And they can perform this feat in 20 seconds. Chameleons can be found in northern Africa, the Middle East, India and Madagascar. Chameleons have special cells in layers […]
Pain Relief with Mamba Venom
In Paris, France, scientists have experimented with the venom of the Black Mamba to relieve pain. The Black Mamba is a lethal African snake, a member of the adder family. Its venom is extremely fast-acting, attacking the nervous system and causing respiratory paralysis. It is vital for a bite to be treated as soon as […]
Snakes and Serpents Myths and Legends
According to ancient beliefs, the snake represents both good and evil – life and death, creation and destruction. Many religions tell of legends regarding immortality and divine inspirations. In ancient India, the snake was revered as the king of reptiles. Snakes were accorded full funeral rites when they died. Followers of Indian mythology believe that […]