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True Frogs: Ranidae - Diet

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Most of the true frogs are active at night and eat insects and other invertebrates (in-VER-teh-brehts), which are animals without backbones. The larger members of this family have more variety in their diets and will eat tadpoles of other species and sometimes their own, as well as animals like snakes, birds, and small mammals. Some of the true frogs hop about looking for food. Others are ambush hunters, which means that they sit still and wait for an insect or other animal to walk past. With a simple flick of the tongue or grasp of the mouth, they capture the victim and eat it whole.

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