Machias Community Church

Too much of a bad thing 

Posted by Pastor Ron Saturday, September 10, 2011 6:00:00 AM

It's starting to remind me of Egypt during round three of the smack down between Moses and Pharaoh. I hope lice and flies are not next.

One or two would be cute and I love the little chirp they make when jumping but this is getting out of hand. Hard to imagine but these little guys seem to be increasing in number as well as size. When full grown they will be apex predators and that cute chirp will be replaced by a bellow that sounds like a dying cow.

There are two dozen bullfrogs in the photo above. I've cropped the picture. There are more. Many many many many more.

And now they have invaded my small pond. The one surrounded by electrified chicken wire to keep the heron out and topped with bird netting the kingfisher uses as a trampoline.

I remember how excited we were three years ago when this fellow showed up in our pond. We had no idea. The green lining to this cloud is that the big one's favorite snack is the smaller ones.