“Le biologiste passe, la grenouille reste.”*

by chuckofish

Hans Hoffmann, Frog

Hans Hoffmann, Frog

Do you know the difference between a toad and a frog?

According to my Old Farmer’s Almanac calendar, a toad has a wide body, short hind legs for low-to-the-ground hopping, and a bumpy, dry skin. It lives on dry land.

E.H. Shepard, "Mr. Toad"-- The Wind in the Willows

E.H. Shepard, “Mr. Toad”– The Wind in the Willows

A frog has a narrow body, long hind legs adapted for leaping and swimming, and a smooth or slimy skin. It lives near water.

set_kermit_the_frog_425So you learned something new today–or at least were reminded of something. Something scientific. That’s about as scientific as I get.

* “The biologist passes, the frog remains.” (Jean Rostand)