Frederick began to slow down as fall came. Like all amphibians, Frederick hibernated in the winter. He could not live through the winter unless he went to sleep. He dug into the mud where he would stay until spring. Since Frederick was sleeping, he didn't need much food or air. He had enough food in his body to keep him alive. He breathed air through his skin. His heart beat very slowly while he slept. To this day, the cycle continues! Frederick will awake in the spring. He will begin to fill the air with his song. The croaking of the frogs is a sure sign that spring has arrived.
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