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Discovery Magazine 3/1/1990

All Frogs Are Not The Same

by  Brad Bromling, D.Min.

The life-cycle of frogs is very interesting. If you are patient, you can watch much of the process take place in the ponds and lakes which are near your home. Every spring mother frogs lay their eggs in water. In a few days these eggs hatch into tadpoles. Tadpoles are underdeveloped frogs which look a little like tiny fish with skinny tails. Soon the tadpoles grow legs. Finally, they become adult frogs which can live on the land.

You may be surprised to learn that not all frogs start out as tadpoles. Some frogs live in areas where it is not as easy to find bodies of water (like ponds or lakes). So God made some frogs able to lay their eggs in rain water found in tree stumps, or leaves. When these eggs hatch, out hop little frogs (about the size of houseflies). Because they do not go through the tadpole stage, these frogs are known as “direct developers.”

God made all of His creatures (like these unusual frogs) “just right” for the place where He intended them to live.

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