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How do frogs hibernate?


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I'm guessing that by "how?" you mean where and when? Frogs in the northern U.S. hibernate in protected places, in mud of ponds and marshes or other areas, depending on species and habitat. Any good book or web site on amphibians can answer questions about the physiology of hibernation.

J. Elliott


Frogs burrow below a pond or mud area avoiding any potential frozen ground. Their metabolism drops substantially and they are able to breath through their skin for the duration of the winter.

Steve Sample


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