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A frog drinks with its what?! (9 photos)

Saturday, May 24, 2014   by: Donna Hopper

Most frogs drink water with their butts.

This is just one of the many weird and wonderful things we learned during our visit today to Little Ray's Reptile Zoo hosted at the John Rhodes Arena.

The interactive reptile (and other critters) exhibit features a multitude of live animal educational programs, 30 exhibits, some creepy-crawly things, some swamp-dwelling things, a beautiful Eurasian lynx, and of course Lady Chomps-A-Lot, Little Ray's star 150-pound alligator.

SooToday.com spotted a number of brave folks eagerly taking their portrait with Lady Chomps-A-Lot with a bit of help from the Zoo's trained handlers.

For those concerned about animals in captivity, it's interesting to note that more than 90 percent of the critters under Little Ray's care are unwanted or confiscated animals received from individuals, the SPCA, and municipal, provincial, and federal authorities.

Little Ray's Reptile Zoo will be in the Sault at the John Rhodes Arena tomorrow (Sunday) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission is $10 per person, children 2 and under are admitted free.

For more information about Little Ray's Reptile Zoo, please click here

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Thim 5/25/2014 11:20:06 AM Report

I googled this...
It is generally believed that amphibians do not normally drink but rehydrate by absorbing water across their permeable skin (see Adolph, 1943; Bentley, 1971). Few species have been examined, however, and the observations are largely based on hearsay evidence, usually not substantiated by actual measurements of the water that
is swallowed. When frogs are placed in hyperosomotic saline solutions, they have been observed to drink the solution (Krogh, 1939; Bentley & Schmidt-Nielsen, 1971; Katz

Maybe there is some present day evidence of frogs drinking in the manner described.
Munkey 5/25/2014 2:31:14 PM Report

GET A LIFE Thim
Thim 5/25/2014 7:11:52 PM Report

Well, it's a statement I'd never heard of, do you take things at face value or do you check?
You did read the comments.
Munkey 5/26/2014 10:58:54 AM Report

I could care less if a frog drinks water through its ass...I just think you need to get a life and stop trying to make the columnist look bad.
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