I Toad You So!

Frog goes a-courting

symphonic cacophony

She thinks he’s a toad


Mr Frog

  • Need to live near water
  • Have smooth, moist skin that makes them look “slimy”.  (That’s what happens when you use too much lotion)
  • Have a narrow body
  • Have higher, rounder, bulgier eyes
  • Have longer hind legs (They can wear skinny jeans and look good)
  • Take long high jumps
  • Have many predators (I’d rather be a toad)


  • Do not need to live near water to survive

    Mr Toad

  • Have rough, dry, bumpy skin (They don’t like lotion as they don’t want predators – see the last item on this list
  • Have a wider body (low center of gravity)*
  • Have lower, football shaped eyes (More photogenic than frogs)
  • Have shorter, less powerful hind legs
  • Will run or take small hops rather than jump (*low center of gravity)
  • Do not have many predators. (NO KIDDING! )Toad’s skin lets out a bitter taste and smell that burns the eyes and nostrils of its predators, much like a skunk does.

And neither frogs nor toads will give you warts! That is just a myth.  Virus give you warts but that’s another post.


13 comments on “I Toad You So!

  1. This made me chuckle. That was quite a symphony. One guy must have been playing the tuba. He near scared me out of my chair. As for being a frog or a toad… toad does sound better, and I’ve already got a head start (low center of gravity).


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