I know that is the sound a frog makes. At least I think it is a frog. I guess it could be a toad. Here in the Rocky Mountains we do have both frogs and toads.
A frog or a toad…I know they are two different kinds of animals, but they are really similar. I do remember that in one fairy tale the prince gets turned into a toad and stays that way until his true love give him a kiss. Or is it a frog that he gets turned into?
Well, here comes another fun fact about nature. This is a short explanation of the differences between a frog and a toad so that there is no longer any confusion about which is which.
To help tell the difference between the two you should look at three main things: the skin, the legs, and when is it active. In general you can tell if an animal is a frog or toad by looking at the following:
Frog – has smooth and moist skin.
Toad – has bumpy or warty skin that is dry.
Frog – has long back legs for jumping long distances.
Toad – has shorter back legs because it does not jump, but walks around.
Frog – frogs are active during the daytime.
Toad – toads are active at nighttime.
Now that you have had time to review the differences between a frog and toad it is time to give you a chance to try out your new skills.
Frog or Toad? What do you think?
This is image A. See below for the answers.
This is image B.
A. This is a toad – a giant Sonoran Toad. Notice the bumpy skin and smaller back legs.
B. This is a frog – look at the smooth skin and the long back legs.