Frankly Freddie – Top 10 cutest animals in science for 2014

Dear Human-beings,

It’s never to early to plan ahead.  I’m thinking to qualify for the Top 10 Cutest Animals in Science for 2015.  I just have to figure out the science part.  Any ideas?

Freddie Parker Westerfield, CA

Freddie Parker Westerfield, CA Cute Animal
Freddie Parker Westerfield, CA
Cute Animal

I Toad You So!

Frog goes a-courting

symphonic cacophony

She thinks he’s a toad

Frogs:

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)

Toads:

  • 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.

http://www.kidzone.ws/lw/frogs/facts8.htm