Frog Calls Bring The Predators To The Yard

It's mate or die!

Imagine calling for a mate and getting eaten by a predator instead! That's what happens to many poor frogs, since their mating calls don't only alert other frogs to their positions, but predators like frog-eating flies also use the sound to track their prey.

Many of us don't think about flies being frog predators but their prey: it's large birds, snakes, baby Yodas and other animals that eat them, right? For some species, these small, mosquito-like flies, called midges, find their blood to be delicious and not only eat it, but also infects them with disease. For tiny frogs found in South America, this is indeed deadly.

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