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    Fast Facts: Sept. 8

    An adult crocodile can live two years without eating.

    Wood frogs freeze solid in winter and thaw back to life in spring.

    In its lifetime an alligator will go through as many as 3,000 teeth.

    The bite of a king cobra can kill a full-grown elephant in less than three hours.

    The Carthaginians fought off Roman ships in 300 B.C. by catapulting live snakes at them.

    All toads are frogs, but not all frogs are toads.

    The smallest known frog is the size of a dime.

    South Florida is the only place in the world where crocodiles and alligators coexist in the wild.

    The bullfrog is the only animal that never sleeps.

    An alligator has a brain the size of your thumb.

    If a frog keeps its mouth open too long, it will sufficate.

    If a chameleon loses a fight, it turns gray. If it wins, it turns green.

    Austrailia is the only continent where poisonous snakes outnumber nonpoisonous kinds.

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