Posted: 19/09/2014 at 10:26
Has anyone out there, ever been bitten by a BULLFROG ? I remember a time out in Ottawa, Canada, where I was brought up , going out into the rushes along the shoreside of the Ottawa River, at a place called, Britannia Point. Wading around , we used to find such wonderful things, grass snakes swimming along, muskrats, and then, prize of all prizes, a ginormous BULL FROG. These chaps were at least a foot long, and our child hands could barely hold them in full struggle to free themselves. They had a loud alarm call, like a sheep grunting, and when we thought they had quietened down, we'd 'play' with them, and then, once, I held my hand in front of this specimen, and it jumped forward, and latched itself over my fingers, holding on in a vice like grip ! I danced around with the frog dangling off my hand, wailing with the pain and surprise, shock and fear. I managed to disengage from Froggy, after what seemed like an eternity, and looked at my hand. There was a crimson half moon over the fingers, right over the knuckles and the bruising lasted for about a week. The purpose of this story is, never mess with a frog that wears a beret and smokes a Gitane, whilst sipping on a Cognac, playing n accordion and munching on a garlic sarnie !