Animals by the canal



Frogs
Full grown frogs have webbed hands and toes to help them swim better with long back legs for jumping. They can hop up to sixty centimetres, that is up to six times their own length. They eat worms, insects, spiders, moths and slugs by catching them on their sticky tongues. They have smooth, moist, spotty green or brown skin.


 

Click on the first black button to hear the sound of a frog at night.


Otters

All otters are members of the family mustelidoc. Other members of this family are stoats, weasels, pine-martins and polecats. Otters have long muscular bodies, strong thick necks, short legs and a fairly long bushy tail. They are carnivorous, their sharp teeth and strong jaws crunching their prey. Otters are dark brown when dry and ginger when wet. Otters feet have five toes joined by partial webs which help them to swim faster. A group of baby otters is called a litter. A baby otter is called a cub. The mother otter feeds her babies milk. If you are looking for otters, watch out for their droppings called "spraints" which contain tiny fish bones.

 

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Ms. Lambe's 4th class provided the information for this page.