Tuesday, May 3, 2005

Exploding Toads In Germany ...

  

    I've spent a little time taking photos in my own back yard this week, this is one of them. My sister gave me these frogs on my 30th birthday, we all know that was a looooong time ago, right?

    While sorting through this weeks photos for keepers, I decided that this would be one of them because it reminded me of a story my friend David<- David <- David <- was telling me about at work on Sunday. (Things have been so hectic at work these days there has been little time for silly small talk, comparing notes on current events or sharing random thoughts and ideas about art, the ocean or Sushi) I miss that. I miss you too Stella! Oh and Patty P's a Grandma now ... welcome Baby Lopez! OK, OK, enough of the sappy "my coworkers are my friends and I miss them stuff" it's very possible that they could be reading.  

     Now for the story ... It seems that the toad population in Hamburg Germany is exploding, literally exploding. The toads are found swelled up almost 4 times their normal size and eventually they simply explode! Fungus? Virus? Bacteria? Suicide? No ... you might be surprised to find out the details at -> The Washington Post.

                                                            

14 comments:

luvmort said...

You made me go to a link about exploding toads. I may never forgive you.

Speaking of toads, I have a saying over my mirror in my room which reads, "Eat one live toad first thing in the morning and nothing worse can happen to you the rest of the day."
It helps me get through the rough patches. LOL!

nanmm11 said...

Either feed the birds or give the frogs armour piercing vests to wear!!!  LOL

suzypwr said...

I was reading about the exploding toads - I thought they still weren't really sure? Poor little things.

xoxo

jeanno43 said...

Horrible isn't it, poor little things.

gaboatman said...

Coy
I learn something new each time I visit you.  Exploding toads!  Who'd A Thunk???
Sam

nhd106 said...

Great pic...gross story!!   Nancy

deabvt said...

I saw that!
V

sylviam4000 said...

This has to be the whackiest story I have read in a long time. Thanks.
Sylvia

sasonalmah said...

Okay, you have my attention....  I will HAVE to check that out!  LOL

Tracy

indigosunmoon said...

Um..ok.  That was kinda gross!  Ugh!
Connie

cneinhorn said...

exploading toads, now that's a new one to me!  

sonensmilinmon said...

Ummm I read it - it's kinda gross! :-P  But, I like the toads above and the don't seem to be in any danager from those nasty c's (don't want to giveaway the answer. :-)

Monica

krobbie67 said...

I thought maybe it was the German Beer but I was wrong. Ah...but it still has to do with the liver. ;-) ---Robbie

acyrlicstains said...

Exceptionally outstanding picture with lots of funs colors!
TimelessCalligraphy