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Tagged: Herpetology


The wintery weather has me thinking about strategies that some of our native wildlife have for surviving the winter weather.  The gray treefrog has a pretty incredible trick up its sleeve.  Actually, the trick is in its bodily fluids. It is one of several species of North American frogs that make their own antifreeze. 

Frogs and Fake Poop

As April Fools’ Day rolls around, I am occasionally asked what types of pranks zoo keepers pull on each other.  Unfortunately the answer is pretty boring.  Zoo keepers are intensely professional and never pull pranks.  They would never yell “Look out! It’s not coming!” while checking for eggs in the nest of a large crocodilian.