Not Slippery When Wet
A tree frog's specially designed feet allow it climb wet or dry slopes.
By Emily Sohn, 00:00 AM June 8, 2006
A gecko has amazingly sticky feet (see "How a Gecko Defies Gravity"). In fact, if you pull hard enough on a gecko stuck to a glass plate, you might break the plate. A tree frog's foot doesn't have so powerful a grip, but it still must allow the frog to climb wet, slippery leaves—sometimes while the frog is upside down.
Now, scientists have figured out how a tree frog manages to keep its grip.
A tree frog's toes can grip both wet and dry surfaces.
A tree frog's foot is covered with...
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