Thursday, July 3, 2008

Hopefully Kermit will forgive me

Wednesday night, on the way back from Hillsdale, it was raining really hard. It had been raining all evening, along with some nasty storms.
I saw something bouncing across the road and realized at the last moment that it was a frog (or a toad). I didn't want to swerve on wet pavement, so I kept going straight, and....
I hit him.
I killed a poor defenseless frog (or toad).
As I kept going, I noticed that there were a lot more frogs (or toads) trying to cross the road. I counted at least seven. Plus there were little blobs in the road, as if several others had already gotten hit by previous vehicles.
How odd.
I've never seen that many amphibians crossing the road at once.
Kinda like a real-life version of "Frogger".
(Or Toader.)


Bluepaintred said...

I wouldn't worry over much about Kermit.. Miss Piggy on the other hand...

Watch your back!

Soapy Nethers said...

You liked it. Admit it.

Janna said...

Bluepaintred: I forgot all about Miss Piggy. She probably already has me marked for death. Luckily, I really like bacon.

SoapyNethers: Hey, I know you! Welcome back. :)

Marilyn said...

Well, maybe you're helping to select for frogs that know how to look both ways.

Janna said...

Marilyn: Thank you! Now I feel environmentally useful.

Anonymous said...

Poor Kermit...there he was chasing after miss piggy for a little afternoon delight, when...BLAM!

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA...did I mention I am kinda weird and twisted? Can ya tell? :)

whall said...

Ah, but Little Tree, you must understand The Way.

By running over this slow and oblivious Kermit, you prevent him from breeding and making additional slow (or potentially slower) Kermits.

You help reduce the number of oblivious frogs (or toads) in the frog/toad population, thereby making the frog/toad species stronger as a whole.

If you didn't casually run over the Frog/Toad, he would multiply and suffocate the roads with his offspring who would also be slow and oblivious.

You do Frog/Toad a favor.

(Yes, I am a Republican)

Janna said...

Keyguy (Fred): If you find me dead with blonde hairs and snout prints at the crime scene, you'll know she got her revenge.

Whall: Now I feel dirty.

Travis said...

Now you'll have to write your city council and county commissioner about putting up the frog crossing signs.

Janna said...

Travis: Especially since the frogs already know where to cross; we won't even have to teach them to obey the signs!