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Badgerfrog
Badgerfrog
General information
Habitat
Status

Active

Chronological information
First appearance

"The Western Air Temple"
(only appearance)

The badgerfrog is a chimerical, furry, hopping animal that is indigenous to the western Fire Nation.[1]

History

A badgerfrog was "listening" to Zuko when he practiced his introduction to Team Avatar at his campsite, croaking in response to Zuko's remarks.[2]

Anatomy

The badgerfrog is mostly brown with a green underside. It has white markings on the top of its head running down its back and along its limbs and face. Its forefeet have four toes each while its hind feet each have four long, sharp claws. It has yellow-green eyes, with cross-shaped pupils.

Behavior

At first glance, the badgerfrog seems harmless, but if cornered by a predator, it will defend itself by hopping, clawing, and biting angrily. The badgerfrog seems to enjoy sounds and may stay at a certain spot if it knows it will be hearing speech or conversation.[1]

Connection

The badgerfrog is a combination of two real-world animals, namely, the badger and the bull frog.

Trivia

  • The badgerfrog croaks every two minutes.[3]
    • While on a rescue mission with Sokka, Zuko instructed Aang in a letter to do a series of exercises every time he heard a badgerfrog croak in his absence.[4]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 From older Avatar: The Last Airbender official site, originally on Nick.com (link). No longer updated.
  2. Ehasz, Elizabeth Welch, Hedrick, Tim (writers) & Spaulding, Ethan (director). (July 14, 2008). "The Western Air Temple". Avatar: The Last Airbender. Season 3. Episode 12. Nickelodeon.
  3. Avatar Extras for "The Boiling Rock, Part 1" on Nicktoons Network.
  4. Chan, May (writer) & Dos Santos, Joaquim (director). (July 16, 2008). "The Boiling Rock, Part 1". Avatar: The Last Airbender. Season 3. Episode 14. Nickelodeon.

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