A Day in the Life of Miranda Toad:
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As long as Laura moved slow and steady,
and didn't make a shadow over Miranda, the little toad allowed Laura
to come very close. Notice the texture of her skin. Some people call
all those skin bumps warts, but they're quite different from the
warts people sometimes get on our skin. The bumps on a toad's underside
are tinier than the ones on its back.
Notice Miranda's large, beautiful eyes. Do you
think toads have better vision for things that are close up or far
away? Do you think this toad's eyes had anything to do with Laura naming
Look at the big , flat, round ear behind Miranda's
eye. Toads have excellent hearing. While Laura was taking this photo,
male toads were singing. To hear what they sound like, click
here. They called all day long, but Miranda didn't leave her safe
Toads don't have noses, but if you look carefully,
you should be able to see one of Miranda's nostrils. Do you think a
sense of smell might help toads to find some prey animals, like earthworms?
How did Laura know that Miranda was a
female? Find out on Page 3.