'I know I was writing stories when I was five. I don't know what I did before that. Just loafed I suppose.'
P. G. Wodehouse
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
The Amazing Waterfall Toad
Gave up on drawing it
In the rainforest at the borders of Brazil and Venezulea lives the Waterfall Toad. This toad is 1 inch long or about the size of a postage stamp. Unlike many toads and frogs, the Waterfall Toad has not developed the ability to hop. So, how does it get away from hungry snakes? This little fellow is an expert skydiver. Once the snake comes close to the leaf which the toad is on, the Waterfall Toad falls off the leaf. The Waterfall Toad bounces of leaves until it finds a suitable vine to catch. It's strong hands grab on to the vine and it pulls itself up (which looks alot like pull ups).
This is one example of the amazing and unique adaptations of life.