Toads vs Frogs: Who Would Win if They Were In A Race?

Toads vs Frogs: Who Would Win if They Were In A Race?

Why do we compare toads to frogs?

Breanna Hill, News Editor Imagination. Frogs and toads both have small, distinct bodies and heads but come in so many different colors and sizes. That’s why the two animals often end up being compared when people think about amphibians. “It’s hard to tell how well these animals would do in a frog vs toad race,” said Brendan Givens, a wildlife science and management major from Hattiesburg. Givens is the president of the club “Mollusks and Toads.” The club is made up of about a dozen students that help lead annual field trips to study local amphibians and mollusks. Their main focus is on the Gautier swamp. Givens said the swamp has the largest population of non-venomous box turtles and is also the number one nesting site for snake species in the state.


Just wanted to drop in and share a little bit of what I have been working on. I have started off with a similar project, but I figured what the heck I’ll post a few updates. I figured, what the heck, what if we flip the switch and make Frogs faster than Toads. I figured that I could get away with saying that Frogs are faster in a race, simply because we have had 1 (or more) Frogs to work with. However, in the real world, the question becomes: Can a frog beat a frog? How long can the gap between a frog and a toad be before the frog runs out of energy and is eaten? For my first update, I wanted to look at the 2nd lowest-ranking species (in evolutionary terms) in our food chain and see if I could find the key to life on land.

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