Over in England some nursery school kids found what they thought was three frogs huddled together that turned out to be a single animal. The animal managed to escape before it could be examined more closely by biologists so it’s unknown if this is somehow three different tadpoles that managed to fuse or if it’s a result of problems from a single tadpole, but there’s some concern this could be an indicator of problems with the local environment. Frogs are often the first sign of ecological problems.
Laura Pepper, from the Green Umbrella nursery in Weston-super-Mare, said: “We thought it was three frogs huddled together at first.
“It is very strange. The children couldn’t believe it.”
Mike Dilger, from the BBC Natural History Unit, said: “I have never seen anything like this.
“Frogs are primitive animals – so the occasional extra toe is not that unusual. But this is very unusual.”
All the creature’s eyes and legs appear to function normally, but it is not known whether it eats using all three of its mouths.
Of course, this easily lends itself to jokes about God made manifest on Earth as a frog, but I can’t really come up with a good one at the moment as I haven’t had any caffeine yet today.
Update: Tried to find some more pics of this thing and came across this one at The Sun along with this slideshow of eight pics from Local 6.com that seems to support the idea that these froggies are fused together.
Finally, I present the following exchange this morning between JethricOne and myself via IM on this topical issue:
StupEvilBst: Coolness. I’ve actually been quite busy posting entries to my blog today.
JethricOne: Oh? I’ll have to go check it out..anything special?
StupEvilBst: Well, Dr. Gary Schwartz is at it again with a news item proclaiming proof of the afterlife. Martha’s net worth drops $85 million for being a criminal. And God manifests on Earth in the form of a frog in England.
StupEvilBst: That last one’s my favorite.
JethricOne: The three headed frog?
StupEvilBst: YEah. It’s GOT to be God. Three-beings-in-one! Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit all made manifest at once!!! IT’S A SIGN DAMMIT!
StupEvilBst: Especially when you consider the little bastard hopped off before anyone could nail his ass to a tree again. He’s not a STUPID deity by any stretch of the imagination.
JethricOne: Well, then..with logic like that you MUST be right! 😀