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Are you more fun than a bucket of tadpoles?

Asked by lucillelucillelucille (34297points) June 25th, 2020

I had coffee with The Beverly Hillbillies this morning and just had to ask.

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canidmajor's avatar

Well, probably not these days.

ucme's avatar

That is for others to say but I am often referred to as being “mad as a box of frogs”

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@ucme _ I’ve heard of “hoppin’mad” but not “mad as a box of frogs” I like that
My hub once collected a bucket full of tree frogs, placed them all over his sleeping mother, then went into the next room and yelled,, MOM!!!!
She was hoppin’ mad

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@ucme If he ever does that to me, I’ll have to mess him up. XD
He won’t eat frog legs as he says they do the most revolting things.
They’re not bad but I haven’t had them since I asked his opinion on them.

ucme's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille I hear they’re quite rubbery to eat.

LuckyGuy's avatar

I bought 4 bullfrog tadpoles from CountryMax to put in my pond. Before plopping them in I showed the baggie to my grandson. He squealed with delight.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@ucme -If you put enough hot sauce on them, you don’ t notice the texture so much.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@LuckyGuy -I hope they make it! I’ve seen some huge ones.
I like the way frogs sound
What kind of fish are in the pond? Any turtles?

Demosthenes's avatar

I couldn’t have fun if I was a monkey on a banana boat!

No, but I’m pretty fun under the right circumstances. :P

Patty_Melt's avatar

I am not. Tadpoles are such fun.
We had three ponds. The closest to the house was big, two acre surface area. It was for fishing, it had at least two kinds of frogs. Another was a comfortable hike away, and was small. It was shallow, and always full of frogs. The third was far enough from the house I only saw it a few times. It was never more than a foot deep, but never dried up. The mud was treacherous and deeper than anyone knew. An underground source kept it wet and was like quicksand. Cows disappeared there.
One summer I went to the little one for tadpoles, the fat kind, not the little black ones. I got forty. They spent the summer in a puddle close to the house. It gave me a chance to watch their gradual metamorphosis. It was cool, and I’m glad I got that opportunity.
Fully transformed, it was only a hop, skip, and jump over the hill to the big pond.
It was more fun than a koi pond. Tiny feet sprouted, then legs gradually pushed the feet further from its body. Meanwhile, their tails got smaller and smaller. A face evolves from having a mouth like a goldfish, to widening across.
I kept a journal of the changes I noticed each day.
School just doesn’t do things like that for kids.
The amount of fun you can get from a bucket of tadpoles is directly related to what facilities one has for keeping them alive.
Also, they torment kitty.

Patty_Melt's avatar

BTW, if frog legs are rubbery, they were cooked wrong. The meat is so tender it can dissolve in your mouth.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@Patty_Melt-A friend once showed me an area with quicksand.I’d never would have known it was there.
The last time I had frog legs the hot sauce dissolved my mouth.lol

LuckyGuy's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille They were big fat tadpoles with hits of legs forming. I have ~25 goldfish that range in age from 1 year to 4 or 5 years. The longest is about 7” long.
There are no turtles. They are removed as soon as I see them. Turtles can eat fish and decimate a pond population. I put the turtles in the creek about a mile from here.

raum's avatar

That sounds pretty fun.
I’m going to have to go with “no”.

ucme's avatar

Eliza Doolittle when she nibbled on a frogs leg…

“oh wouldn’t it be rubbery…rubbery!”

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@LuckyGuy -Do you ever get herons and the like?

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@ucme -Now I will think that every time I watch that movie.

Patty_Melt's avatar

I watch the movie at least twice a year. I too will hear only rubbery rubbery each time.

One of my favorite parts, near the beginning, when Professor Higgins says, “The Americans haven’t used it in years.” Sad, but mostly true.

ucme's avatar

I am heartened that, although trivial, I have left my mark here.
This will comfort me over the coming weeks/months.

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