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!
With warmer weather in the Northern Hemisphere, more people will take part in outdoor activities – hiking, sailing, woodland walks and so on. Since there are approximately 3,000 species of snakes on our world, it’s important to know the good, the bad and the ugly. Most snakes either swallow or smother their prey. Of the […]
Most reptiles are active predators. Lizards hunt mainly insects. Snakes target prey such as rodents and birds. Some snakes subdue their victims with venom. Crocodiles prey on creatures as large as wildebeest. Turtles and terrapins eat mainly fish and invertebrates. Tortoises, which live on land, feed mostly on vegetables and hay. If a reptile is […]
Like many of their furry counterparts and even humans, snakes also shed. However, unlike many other animals, they shed their skin all at once. This process is called ecsdysis and normally happens around once a month, though it can vary depending on such factors as age, humidity and health. Younger snakes might shed more often […]