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A Symphony of Frogs

August 22, 2013

It was like the Chorus of the Bells performed enthusiastically but badly by rednecks with whoopy cushions.  Frogs have reached near-plague levels, and achieved a satisfying sense of irony.

My dog hates his namesake, Thunder, and when he began scratching on our door in the late hours of the night, we assumed the thunderous frogs had him confused.  He normally does that when it’s storming and he has to use the great outdoors (re: the pastoral bathroom).  I got up and flipped on the patio light to show him there was no rain.

There were, however, hundreds of frogs on the pool deck, along the pool vacuum hose, and swimming briskly in the rarely-clear waters.  No wonder the dog had an issue.  Frogs look small to me, but at this size a few would be a threat and that many could be apocalyptic.

I, naturally, went back to sleep.

The irony, of course, is that it’s the dogs’ fault the frogs could get in because they’re the ones who busted the screens.

This morning, I went out to survey the damage.  Not a frog in sight.  The pool was a mass of polka-dots, however.  Those frogs were mommas laying their eggs.

So this is how Pharaoh felt.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. Dawn permalink
    August 22, 2013 1:02 pm

    Get em out or you will have tadpoles in 24 hours, if they’re the same kind that infested our (unchlorinated kiddie) pool. Great science lesson for our brood, but yours are past that point.

  2. August 22, 2013 1:04 pm

    Oh, they’re out. We have had a breeding program in the pool before, but we actually have the pool clean for a change. No one told me that having a salt pool meant ribbits backstroking at midnight.

  3. August 22, 2013 1:43 pm

    Very cool Bobby! That is something I want to see. Even my kids would and they are old..er.
    And a salt pool? I would say though that frogs are a might safer then crocs;-)

  4. August 24, 2013 3:46 pm

    I hope this is the only pool plague you have to endure.

  5. August 28, 2013 12:55 pm

    Ours turned out to be cuban tree frogs and I had to dump out the pool and kill them for the sake of our native endangered species. Drama in the household today.

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