Alaskan Frogs

by Yaana
(Kokhanok,AK,USA)

Hi my name is Yaana, I'm 12 years old and I have a Brother named Hammer, and a sister named Sallena. We live in Kokhanok,Alaska it is the South West part. Our house is between a swamp and a lake. So in the summer we go swimming and on the other hand we go catch frogs. Every time we get a container and find get frog eggs and give some to our friends and the school. Then raise them and relese them to the swamp agian.

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Handling frogs
by: Anonymous

I'm so glad you enjoy our few native frogs. They are important to the health of the pond. It's good that you release them where you captured them. In other places in the lower 48 and around the world, well-meaning people have introduced frogs from other places into habitats where they didn't come from and several bad things can happen: The "new" frogs can introduce disease to the resident frogs (ones that live there already), and they can sometimes outcompete (get more food, space, bugs etc) than the native frogs. Sometimes the "new" animals starve because they aren't used to the different habitat. We like to encourage people to enjoy animals in their natural habitat--and help them stay healhty there!

Keep up your love of frogs!

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