17 March 2008

Frog story

Last week I was walking at the edge of our land and I heard a strange squeaky sound coming from the banana trees. I could see something moving and thought maybe there was a monkey there, but when I got closer I could see it was a frog. Strange. I didn't know frogs squeaked or ate bananas. I watched him for a while and then realised he seemed to be stuck. In fact he was just holding on by one arm. Maybe frogs squeak when they're stuck?

Then I noticed that the poor fellow's arm seemed to be stretching. Can frogs stretch their arms out like that? Suddenly the 'arm' was way too long to be an arm - and the truth was very clear. The frog was being eaten by a snake! The snake was gripping the frogs neck and the frog was struggling to get free! That explained the squeaking. (I've lived here long enough to know that snakes squeak.) Poor frog!

I called Victor over and he immediately began throwing clumps of soil at them to try to free the frog. (Victor hates snakes. And is rather fond of frogs.) He succeeded, the snake recoiled, the frog fell... we don't know whether to his death or to freedom. You can imagine whichever ending you prefer.

Only in Thailand, hey?


Megs said...

hooray for frog!!
beware squeaks!
yes, the rug is the one you bought me in mexico! thank you! you do give very wonderful gifts rachel!
love megs

gretta at lothlorien said...

I'm worried about that snake! Do they swallow people whole too??? When was Rachel in Mexico??

Jenny said...

I love frogs. I'm glad Victor 'rescued' it.

Victor and Rachel J-L said...

I never worry about snakes here. I survived in Australia, which has 9 of the world's 10 deadliest snakes, so I figure I'll be fine here. But if I get swallowed whole I'll think of you, Mum, as I go down...
I was in Mexico in Jan 05 with Dad and Heather Allen. It was only a day-trip from LA.

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baker st jones said...

i'm impressed u managed to get the cool photo of the frog dangling like that.. also feeling euphoric for sam and becca right now despite my stomach bug which has stopped me holding down any food or drink all day..and sadly, from meeting dear little zach...hooray for blogs and emails with digital photos etc