At the Stickyfrogs’ house there are currently:
4 White’s Tree Frogs
2 Southern Brown Tree Frogs
1 Spotted Marsh Frog
1 Southern Leaf Green Tree Frog
1 Adult Pobblebonk Frog
1 Teenager Pobblebonk Frog
1 Baby Pobblebonk Frog
(& 2 Pobblebonk Frog tadpoles!)
Listen. I get it. The sound that this precious little desert rain frog makes in this video is indeed one of the most grin-inducing noises I’ve ever heard.
I understand the appeal. I really do. But you probably don’t even need me to tell you that, for the most part, animals don’t make noises for our entertainment. Right in the description of the video, the guy who filmed this refers to what you’re hearing as a “defensive cry.” Nothing cries out in defense when it’s content. That this frog is repeatedly calling for help means someone is most likely prodding it in some way. That would explain why the camera starts moving once the frog stops making noises. Something has to be done to make it start squeaking again, and sticking a camera in its face did the trick the first time.
Today’s Gender of the day is:shape-shifting punk rock frog
[Image description: two side-by-side photos of a brown and green frog from an article; in the first, the frog is sitting on some foliage and its skin is highly textured and spiky, while in the second, it is on a plain white background, and its skin is smooth. Underneath, the headline reads, “Shape-shifting Punk Rock Frog Discovered in Cloud Forest of Ecuador.”]
One thing a lot of people don’t realize is that many frogs will change their skin color depending on their mood. A lot of frogs that are base green will be bright green when they are happy and a muddy brown when they are not. A lot of the time, you’ll walk into a chain pet store and see muddy brown frog all huddled in corners of their cages because they’re not getting individual care or are just terrified of the large predators all around them.
One time, I walked into a local pet store to go see what frogs they had in, and their White’s Tree Frog case had two. One of them was huddled in the top right back corner, smooshing his face against the glass and a shade of really intensely pissed off dark brown. The other was sitting on a leaf of one of the plastic plants in the enclosure, and was a very bright green as he sat on that leaf, which was slowly rotating under his weight.
Anyways, my point is that Steven is an adorable potato friend and I love him.
This is the end! - A playlist for Fallout 3 or 4. [Listen]
*50s reporter voice* That’s right, it’s the talk of the town! Nuclear fallout may be imminent! Protect yourself! Join a vault today!
The Man In The Moon - Glenn Miler / After You’ve Gone - Pasadena Roof Orchestra / My Foolish Heart - Carmen McRae
Sunday - Bing Crosby
Moonlight Serenade - Urbie Green
Things Are Swingin’ - Peggy Lee
Between The Devil & The Deep Blue Sea - Peggy Lee
It’s the Talk of the Town - Georgia Gibbs
I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Right Myself A Letter - Fats Waller
Violets For Your Furs - Frank Sinatra
Small Fry - Bunny Berigan
O.K. For Baby - Benny Carter
I’ll Be With You In Apple Blossom Time - the Andrews Sisters
Leap Frog - Les Brown
Moanin’ Low - Harry James
/ Saturday Night (Is The Lonliest Night of the Week) - Frank Sinatra
Picking Sweethearts - the McGuire Sisters
It’s Only A Paper Moon - Benny Goodman
United We Swing - Jack Teagarden
Oh! Look At Me Now! - The Pied Pipers
It’s All Over But The Crying - The Ink Spots