NANFA-- RE: A Summer's night
B.G. Granier (bgkajun_at_worldnet.att.net)
Thu, 2 Sep 1999 22:25:14 -0000
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There I was, after a hard day's work, doing my
water-changes on my outdoor tanks that are under my aluminum patio cover, then
feeding my native and non-native fishes that are positioned along the walls of
the afore-mentioned patio......
I turned on my favorite radio station, and
leaned back to admire my very colorful fishes..when, all of a sudden this
horrible RACKET arises, drowning out my radio and actually giving me a headache!
It sounded like a thousand demons all screaming in 1/2
time......AAccHHH...eccchh.....over and over! I thought I was going to go crazy!
I couldn't even concentrate on my favorite radio
station the noise was so deafening!
After a few minutes of this brain torture, I
asked Bessie to bring a flashlight, since it had already turned dark and the
geckos were even hiding their ears instead of pursuing the gold-colored moths
that were amassed around the patio light!
After a few minutes of listening and following
the source of all that Racck-AAcch noise, I finally located the source! A little
Tree-frog no longer than 2 inches was perched on our aluminum gutter downspout,
and had thereby gained an advantage over the vegetarian-perchers, in that he had
gained the advantage of an acoustically perfect perch! This tiny Tree-Frog
sounded like Eric Clapton with the advantage of the amplification in Mega-Watts
like one would expect at a concert given by the above, for example!
Bessie said that we could probably expect a
bumper crop of tadpole eggs within the next few days and I can send baby Eric
Clapton Tree-Frogs to whoever wants them!
Peace and Quiet at last!
BG and Bessie