Daniel and I made a trip over to the Fernbank Museum in Atlanta during winter break from school. We went to see the special frog exhibit. They have over a 100 live frogs from around the world in life-like habitats.
This slimy green looking one is a Chinese Gliding tree frog. They have webbed feet that help them jump through the air and then stick to trees with their adhesive toe pads. To me they sort of looked like frogs made out of silly putty!
This colorful creature is a Poison Dart frog. The secretions are so dangerous that they are used in Columbia to coat blow darts that are used to tranquilize prey. These were my favorite of the exhibit because they were just so beautiful to look at. Most of the frogs blend into their habitat to survive. These frogs seem to be saying "I'm here,you want a piece of me?" lol
Can't leave out the American bullfrog. :) I remember as a child going camping and catching these frogs. One time in particular, I attached a string to the back leg of a bullfrog and walked it around like it was one of my pets. Needless to say I wasn't allowed to take it home!
We also went to the IMAX showing of "Bugs, A Rainforest Adventure" and enjoyed that. I'm feeling the urge to visit a rainforest on the next vacation! :)
This was a fun day for Daniel and I. We both left the museum wanting to own a frog to go along with the turtles and fish we already have at home. Now, where's that string? lol