WATER-HOLDING FROG

Well here we are at another Tuesday what creature do we have today?

The answer is the water-holding frog, technical name Ranoidea Platycephala. It is a frog common to most of Australia. It can live for five years without drinking.

It has developed amazing tricks to help it survive without water, during drought it buries itself and enters a kind of sleep, where its organs almost shut down, conserving water and energy.

It has a super sized bladder capable of holding enough water for up to three years. The bladder provides the only source of water once in its sleep like state.

They are around 72mm for females and 62mm for males in length so a moderate-sized stout frog with a flat head and small eyes that point upwards.

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