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February 18, 2015
I received a mail-ordered leopard frog for my 8th birthday. The tadpole came in a white plastic container filled with water. There was no way to tell if the tadpole was a boy or a girl until it grew up into a frog, so I gave it a gender-neutral name: Charley. The tadpole didn't do much except swim around its plastic cage painted to look like a natural woody habitat. According to the instruction manual, the leopard frog was supposed to turn into a frog in a matter of weeks. Charley lived two whole years as a tadpole.