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Frogs and toads are species of tailless amphibians, with short, squad front legs and muscular hind legs adapted for hopping or leaping. Their life cycle includes a "tadpole" phase, in which they appear almost fish-like right out of the egg, but gradually grow legs and absorb their tail. Adults may stay close to water their entire lives, or go on to live entirely on land, depending upon the species.

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Poison Dart frogs (also called poison arrow frogs) come in a variety of brilliant and striking colors and patterns. But it's not just a pretty name to go with a pretty frog -- tribes native to the rainforests where the frogs live use the poisonous secretions from their skin to tip their arrows and darts. Some species are so toxic that they can kill within seconds after their poison enters the bloodstream.


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