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Bullfrogs

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Bullfrogs
Print Bullfrogs Reading Comprehension with Sixth Grade Work

Print Bullfrogs Reading Comprehension


Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 6 to 8
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   7.84

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    tympanums, audacious, pixie, stipulation, striking, distinguish, bullfrog, originally, dealt, expansion, gourmet, sizable, resonant, bearing, flashy, presence
     content words:    North America, British Columbia


Bullfrogs   

1     Bullfrogs are striking!
 
2     No, they do not wear flashy outfits to attract our attention. With green or brown backs and yellowish white bellies, bullfrogs actually look quite dull. So, how do they manage to stand out? Well, size is their secret! Growing up to eight inches long (without extending their hind legs) and weighing over one pound, American bullfrogs are the largest frog species in North America. And, just to make their presence even better known, male bullfrogs like to make loud, resonant mating calls at night during the breeding season. Their distinctive calls remind us of bulls' bellows; hence, their name.
 
3     Aside from relying on the sound to distinguish between a male and a female bullfrog, there is another way to tell the difference. Adult bullfrogs have round eardrums, called tympanums (pronounced "TIM-puh-nuhms") behind their eyes. For the females, these are about as big as their eyes; for males, however, their tympanums are considerably larger. Regardless of sex, both male and female bullfrogs are superb jumpers. With hind legs up to 10 inches long, they can easily cover 3-6 feet in a single leap!

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