Sunday, March 04, 2007

silence of the frogs

A couple of weeks ago a kind blog reader sent me a link to a story about a frog that may very well have been trapped in amber for the last 25 million years. That story got me thinking about the frogs in my own backyard. I haven't heard a peep out of them yet. By this time last year, the Mountain Chorus Frogs were singing like crazy, which I suppose makes them Crazy Frogs by definition. Why are the frogs not screaming, Clarice? Could it have anything to do with the weather? It was surprisingly cold this morning with a few stray snowflakes in the air. Frogs haven't survived for over 25 million years by letting their tadpoles freeze to death. What if the frogs know that Spring is not yet here to stay? Could they be thinking about the upcoming anniversary of the Blizzard of '93?

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Anonymous amy (lapsed stalker) said...

take heart, Frank - i heard lots of frogs this w/e outside of Lake City... perhaps city frogs are just a little behind the country frogs? perhaps they are too worn out by their 9-to-5 sedentary lifestyles and lack of exercise? may your spring peepers sing soon. hey, saw dave snow the other night, he wouldn't come out w/us after the show. what's up with THAT?!! yeah yeah, i know you're not his keeper. way to have a boundary, my brothah.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Frank,

It's Lisa from the Einstein audience. My cousin, Tami, recorded a segment and mailed it in at the request of the Rachel Ray show a long time ago. She's finally going to be on the show today.


Blogger Frank Murphy said...

Update: The frogs started croaking a couple of nights ago.


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