While most wild animals adapt to survive even the worst of winter conditions, frogs could use a little help. Even though frogs become a bit dormant in water, when the top layer of the water freezes over, it can cut off oxygen and trap harmful gases inside. And while one might think cracking the ice manually could help them, it actually creates disruptions in the water that can harm dormant frogs. The solution? Toss a tennis ball into the water. It floats and prevents the pond from totally freezing over.
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