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Kids and Frogs

Updated on February 23, 2012

Waxy Tree Frog on a Branch

Photo of a Waxy Tree Frog
Photo of a Waxy Tree Frog | Source

What is it about kids and frogs?

Look how cute this little frog is that my son is holding.
Look how cute this little frog is that my son is holding. | Source
Photo I took in Texas, my son is holding this frog.
Photo I took in Texas, my son is holding this frog. | Source

Blue poison dart frog

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Northern Leopard Frog on a rock

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Smokey Jungle Frog - Look at his bulging eyes!

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Kids love frogs!

Our Frog Stories

Being the mother of two boys, you can imagine that I have had my share of reptile and amphibian experiences. If fact, i had to remind myself that it isn't just boys that have a fascination with frogs. We all love nature and animals etc. Even as a young girl, I never minded frogs, and I even was excited to find them! I truly loved looking under the stepping stones or an old log just in hopes of finding one. What an adventure! My boys, love them no less, and maybe even more, thus our "fun times" and adventures with frogs and such, began.

My mother tells the story, awful as it almost begins to sound, of me when I was very young, and very much a fan of these four legged critters. I would go out the front door, into a close in gated area, where inevitably, I would find a frog. You can't imagine my excitement! I would hold onto the frog for a long time, and look at the stars, and play with the frog until my mother came for me. She would tell me to come in and put the frog down, and I would say no. I really didn't want to put him down! She eventually would try to take the frog out of my hands, and I would hold on tighter.

She goes on to tell the story of how she needed to gently explain the frogs eyes showed how I was holding on too tightly to him, and that we all had to go to bed. He would be sad if he couldn't go to bed with his frog family. So I finally gave in, a little two year old that didn't really understand, but then I did understand. So I let him hop away, then went inside.

Its been interesting to learn about new types of animals as we have lived in other parts of the United States. There are many different ones (obvious to some, not to all though) from one region to the next. This inspired us to learn more, especially when we weren't sure they may or may not be poisonous.

This hub shows some different kinds of frogs from different parts of the world, that have different colors and textures. I am simply amazed at what some of these frogs look like, they are just so amazing in color and design.

The two photos where you can tell that someone is holding the frogs, show a little frog we found in Texas. It was in the Northeastern part of Texas not far from Arkansas. They held the frog long enough to show us, but then we let him go. They loved to come out when it was wet, especially after the rain had been falling.

To see some of the photos a bit larger, try clicking on the images. My favorite of this grouping is the Waxy tree frog sitting on a piece of wood or a branch. He looks almost alien! I like all the frogs though, and I guess I never totally outgrew my love for frogs. That may be a good thing!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you saw a new frog here that you have never seen before.

Red Eyed Tree Frog, Argentine Horned Frog, & Yellow Banded Poison Dart Frog

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Frog Poll

When you were a kid, did you like frogs?

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    • oceansnsunsets profile imageAUTHOR

      Paula 

      6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Hello Aalite, I am so glad you also like frogs and seeing hubs about them! Your frog, the giant waxy monkey tree frog sounds amazing! How neat! Thanks for your thoughts on what the frog from Texas is, that is a great start, and will help in researching different frogs.

      Thanks for your visit and comment, have a great day!

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      aa lite 

      6 years ago from London

      It's so nice to find another frog hub here, I love frogs, and in fact keep a giant waxy monkey tree frog (related to the one in your first picture). Not sure but the frog you found in texas might be a spadefoot toad. Nice hub.

    • oceansnsunsets profile imageAUTHOR

      Paula 

      6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Hello Idigwebsites, thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment. I think I was like you when I was little, maybe it was the softness of a frog I liked in part. I was completely enthralled with catching one and holding them. Such a tomboy I guess! So happy to see others like them too. :) Have a great evening.

    • oceansnsunsets profile imageAUTHOR

      Paula 

      6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Hi Dave, I missed that last comment and I think I will for sure do that! I have seen the ghost shrimp in pet stores and will have to give my little guy a treat! My boys would love to see it too and think it so cool.

      As for Datnoids, I am not familiar with them so thank you for the heads up. I worry about other fish getting bullied by aggressive ones. I end up having just one in a tank it seems because I get so sad about the aggressiveness if I can't help to stop it. I may have to leave those to the experts, but they sound interesting! Thanks a lot Dave.

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      idigwebsites 

      6 years ago from United States

      Lovely pictures...frogs are very soft, i love them.

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      David Stillwell 

      6 years ago from Sacramento, California

      if you have not already... feed him some live ghost shrimp...they really enjoy hunting. Datnoids are awesome too... if you are not familiar with those... look them up...they are somewhat aggressive though.

    • oceansnsunsets profile imageAUTHOR

      Paula 

      6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Yes, he is a leopard ctenopoma, but a darker version, still with that particular pattern and shape. I looked up photos to make sure, and indeed that is him! He is a very cool fish, very shy but more outgoing when hungry. I have some leafy "plants" in the back for him, he loves it back in the back. He has lived a very long time, and is one of my favorite fish ever. I have never had a butterfly fish, though they seem like a cool fish.

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      David Stillwell 

      6 years ago from Sacramento, California

      oh... the African Leaf fish... is it the leopard ctenopoma? They are so kewl.. quiet, shy, and they hunt so well. Have you ever seen a butterfly fish. I had one of those for a while... totally awesome

    • oceansnsunsets profile imageAUTHOR

      Paula 

      6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Hi Dave, Thank you! I don't think I have ever seen a red bellied frog before, how very interesting. Right now I just have an African leaf fish in one tank, and a dog named Molly, she is a beagle.

      I had to change the poll to add one more option, and if it was you that voted, I hope you will vote again. Thank you for the votes also, I appreciate it.

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      David Stillwell 

      6 years ago from Sacramento, California

      great hub oceansnsunsets! I have three red bellied frogs now in addition to my four turtles and four fish tanks... lets not even get into the cats! voted up and awesome.

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