How To Tell The Difference Between Toad Tattoos And Frog Tattoos
We continue your taxonomy lessons with pictures of toad tattoos and frog tattoos, but which is which?
Quick! What is the difference between frogs and toads? If you are confident in your answer, just skip to the image gallery of toad and frog tattoos we’ve got for you below. You may also skip to the images if you hate learning. But if you want to know how to differentiate between the two, read on.
One of the easiest ways to tell if the amphibian in front of you is a toad or a frog is to simply bite into it. A toad will taste bitter and emit a terrible smell when its skin is punctured. In contrast, a frog will just taste like slime and organs. Thanks to these defenses, toads do not have nearly as many predators as frogs. (Editor’s Note: Please don’t go around biting amphibians. Some are poisonous and it may kill you… also it’s a real jerk move. [Author’s note: but the secretions of some frogs and toads can get you really high, so wrapping your mouth around one can totally be worth it.])
Another way to tell the difference is to look at them. A toad’s hind legs are very short when compared to those of a frog. A frog’s legs will be longer than the rest of its body where a toad’s will be shorter. You can also distinguish them by their feet. A frog will have webbed feet as they spend most of their lives in the water. They may also have pads on them. A toad’s foot lacks both of these features.
You can also take an educated guess based on the behavior of the observed animal. If the subject is chilling in water, it’s probably a frog. Frogs also take long jumps, whereas toads transport themselves via short hops.
Now that you’re armed with that knowledge, we won’t even need to tell you if these tattoos are of a frog or a toad. Don’t you just love it when Tattoodo makes you smarter? So, anyway, check out these awesome pictures of people who sport cool frog tattoos. Or toad tattoos. You know the difference.
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