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The Musical World of Frogs

Seshadri K. S.

Sanctuary Nature Foundation |  June 4, 2024

One of the surest signs of the onset of monsoon is the incessant croaking of frogs and toads. The hot and humid day gives way to a cool evening and with even the slightest trickle, myriad sounds fill the air. Soon, the trickle becomes a downpour and all one can hear is the thunder and the pounding of rain. It is thus a simple association that frogs are the harbingers of rain. The association of anuran (frogs and toads) calls and the rains have been made as far back as the times of the Rig Veda.