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Frogs may be found anywhere in the world excluding Antarcticaalthough most frogs are found in the tropics If youre looking for a frog probably the best time to look is at night with a strong torch - when you shine it on the eyes of a frog youll see a little red flash like a foxs eyes Frogs in the wild may be found by a method of triangulation this is useful since the origin of frog croaks is somewhat deceptive For example if youre seeking a frog at night take one or two friends and torches Be quiet and approach the croaking frog from different directions using your torches to show the others where you think the frog is Where the torch light intersects you should find the frog When water is scarce say in a dry summer frogs will tend to congregate around the wet areas - look under rocks in leaf matter etc be careful to replace the rock as you found it - lodged in the earth - because this is a favourite environment for frogs In especially arid regions some frogs burrow underground For example Arenophryne rotunda of the coastal sandhills of Western Australia burrows underground using its front feet entering head first - other frogs tend to burrow backwards This frog is especially suited to such burrowing having a pad of dead tissue on its snout like a callus which protects the living tissue underneath Another Australian burrower is the Crucifix Frog or Holy Cross Toad Notaden benetti The frog which grows up to 5cm gets its name from the cross-shaped pattern on its back It spends most its time underground and feeds mainly on small black ants Frogs living in very cold environments may hibernate over winter Some frogs use stong concentrations of glycose sugar as antifreeze the sugar also gives the organs energy to get going again upon thawing
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