Apr 2, 2007

Another Punk African Animal

Andrea sent me this Fox News article, about a killer African frog that is wreaking havoc in a Golden Gate Park pond in San Francisco. City officials have been combating the frogs since 2003, but the amphibians continue to eat their way through turtles and fish, and have even turned to eating each other.

Couple of points here: 1) Why is everything from Africa scarier and nastier than their North American or European counterparts? 2) This reminds me of one of my favorite Simpson's episodes, in which the Springfield authorities are trying to rid themselves of the Bolivian Tree Lizard. San Francisco will most likely have to import silverback gorillas to eradicate the frog, if the episode is properly played out. Then the bitter San Francisco winters will kill off the gorillas ... oh, wait ...

Thanks for the article, Andrea.


Anonymous said...

That is a great episode of the Simpsons. Another quality episode that I think of every time I visit this website is the one with the three-eyed fish. Classic.

0s0-Pa said...

Haha, yeah our animals can't compare with those of Africa, although that seems like an over-sized toad.
-Rich @Dangerous Animals