Frog adult chat
Common frog populations have seen numbers tumble by more than 80 per cent in the face of a virus spreading through the UK, scientists warned today.
Populations infected with the disease Ranavirus, which is thought to be relatively new to the UK, suffered an average 81 per cent decrease in adult frogs over a 12-year period.
These oversized, anatomically correct figures have been accurately painted and sculpted to show the four stages of Frog development: spawn, tadpole, frog with tail and adult frog.
This detailed, four-piece set is made of durable, flexible plastic and is fun and educational.
Mix them up and encourage your child to place them in the correct order.
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Called the ‘Mountain Chicken’, the frog used to be Dominica’s national dish and gets its name because it tastes like chicken.
In the 1980s and 1990s, the disease was associated with the south-east of England but in recent years new pockets of virus have turned up in Lancashire, Yorkshire and along the south coast.
Listening to sounds of frogs, seeing frog photos on the Internet, or talking and discussing it with loved ones (or with others in online/offline support groups) can also help one overcome Ranidaphobia.
Finally, one should educate oneself about frogs as learning and understanding can also help overcome fear.
Note that the French word for cat is "un chat" (silent "t"), when speaking generically or about a male cat. This is not surprising: When the cat is away, the mice will play.
It is "une chatte" ("t" is pronounced), when speaking about a female cat.