Aaron held out his arm over the waters of Egypt, and the frogs came up and covered the land of Egypt.
Note that the term “the frog” is written in the singular.
We are taught that at first only one frog emerged but when the Egyptians whacked it, it turned into two frogs. This continued time and time again: every frog that was whacked turned into 2 frogs thereby inundating the entire land with frogs.
Some say, that one frog layed many eggs and filled the entire land of Egypt with frogs.
Others say, that there was one frog that whistled to all the other frogs to come and join it.
(Sanhedrin 67b, Rashi, Midrash)
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