Monthly Archives: January 2015

Cobras

Cobras are one of the most known snakes in the world.The most famous cobra is (you probably know this) the king cobra. All cobras are Elapidaes. That means they use venom to kill. The Mozambique spitting cobra is a dangerous species that lives around houses and farms at night in search for small animals, such as lizards and mice. It can spit deadly venom into your eye. It can make you blind! Here are some pictures of cobras…..

cob I

cob II

cob III

Fornasini’s spiny reed frog, Madagascar reed frog and the Midwife toad

Fornasini’s reed frogs are also known as leaf-folding frogs or banana frogs. They live in reeds or tall grasses.

Fornasini’s reed frog

forn frog

The Madagascar reed frog is the most common reed frog in Madagascar. The Madagascar reed frog likes to live in places with human activity, such as…..gardens, parks and backyards.

Madagascar reed frog

mad frog

The Midwife toad is also known as the bell toad. It is fairly smooth for a toad. It can be orange, pinkish, or yellow.

Midwife toad

mid toad

Biggest and smallest frog

The biggest frog is the Goliath frog of Africa. It is as heavy as a newborn baby. One of the smallest, the Gold frog of South America,  could sit on the nail of you’re little finger. Another one of the biggest is the African bullfrog. A full grown female can weigh 3 pounds. No matter what, female frogs will always be bigger than males.

Bullfrog

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Goliath frog

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Gold frog

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Gold frog

last gold frog

 

Crocodilians

The top five most dangerous crocodilians are

1. the Saltwater crocodile

2. the Nile crocodile

3. the American alligator

4. the Black caiman

5. the Mugger crocodile

Male saltwater crocodiles can grow up to 16 feet (5m). The saltwater crocodile is the longest crocodilian.  Gators eat mainly swans and other birds. Their are also a couple of animals that eat crocodilians such as the Burmese python and the Anaconda.

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