Frogs are amphibians that inhabit most parts of the world where there is fresh water. A frog can lay as many as 4,000 eggs that develop as tadpoles in the water. When the tadpoles mature into adults, their tail shrinks and the adult frogs go to live on land. Most frogs are carnivorous; they use their sticky tongues to catch flies and other fast-moving insects. Frogs are strong swimmers because they have large leg muscles and webbed feet. Many frogs depend on camouflage to avoid predators, but they are able to jump long distances to evade fish, snakes and birds. The skin of many frogs contains toxic substances called bufotoxins that make them unpalatable or poisonous to potential predators.
Frog collectibles are very popular. Characters, like Kermit the Frog, enliven Sesame Street's television program and can be found in many toy stores. Curiosity shops and souvenir shops also sell a variety of frog-themed products like keychains, bottle openers, salt shakers, garden ornaments, decorative knick-knacks and trinkets. These web pages provide a sample of a frog collection of many different styles and materials. Some of the frogs figurines have been designed by commercial artists, but others have been individually hand-crafted. Click on the images for more information and to enlarge them.