Frog fast food factory

Frog fast food factory

Dear Lord, thank you for the frog fast food factory!
The frog fast-food factory

Frog Fast-Food Factory

I happened upon this bug catcher,
a wondrous cage of light
in downtown veranda-villa,
sparking up most every night.

There is a family, they flick a switch,
the cage lights up, so sweet.
The bug-eyed bugs, too mesmerised
are zapped and ready to eat!

The electricity, it does its job
the moths and flies, deceased
with a flavour slightly BBQ’d
they become a sumptuous feast,

for frogs of all persuasions,
it’s an easy, laid back affair
care of the fast-food factory
for us frogs, without a care.

Frog fast-food factory.
Stay away from my bugs!

25 thoughts on “Frog fast food factory

    1. Thanks bluebee – canetoads are the pits here in Australia (apparently people love them in the UK where they are not an introduced species) – our pond is full of toad tadpoles (or is that toadpoles) – aargh!

  1. This is a sweet and funny post Gabrielle! 🙂
    The rhythm is great!

    I can’t believe how many froggies you have visit your home – they’re such lovely creatures!! We only seem to get toads where I am … yuck!

    1. Thanks slpmartin – I hadn’t either until we put one on our little table (a lot of people hang bug catchers up – so the frogs can’t get the insects – though the birds always get the dead ones that fall on the ground).

  2. what a horrible machine you’ve got there. i hate. hate. hate the sounds of toasted flies.
    but i like the poem and your idea (like slpmartin above)

    1. Hahaha – what’s wrong with the sound of electrocuted insects Dhyan (frying up a storm) – at least you liked the poem. To be honest we hardly turn the bug catcher on these days (those photos are from a couple of years ago).

          1. Was in Finland this summer. Talking bout mosquitoes. Had to put some of them things down too. You can become a mass murderer style Mao in less than an hour. Still prefer the hand way.
            but I can also understand.
            take care with them things.

    1. ‘mutant ninja frogs’ – bwahahaha – big aren’t they! and not at all shy – we had a friend of a friend visit and turns out she’s petrified of frogs – I said ‘well, you’ve certainly come to the wrong place!’

  3. thats fantastic! so funny and imaginative! great photos too. they seem to pose dont they? really great frog face portraits. who woulda thunk, i suddenly realized i have never looked a frog in the face before, not really “looked” yknow hahaha

    1. They do sorta pose – they aren’t shy and will just stand there and let you take the photo. One frog was staring at Michael and then plopped himself on Michael’s head – haha (they wouldn’t want to do that with me). Thanks tipota 🙂

  4. I love your froggies. They are so cute. Look how pleased your kids are to be surrounded by frogs – they are real nature lovers aren’t they?

    The green is so bright. It almost doesn’t seem real. This post was a complete treat for me!

    1. The kids do love nature (they have no choice – haha) but particularly frogs. It is a bright green – some are greener than others – maybe a different type – there are a few different green tree frogs (the white lipped green tree frog etc.,) but I’m no expert – my better half knows which ones are which (often just by the sound they make). I’m glad you enjoyed my post Selma 🙂

  5. I never thought I’d say this, but those froggies are adorable funny!!! (so are the kiddos) What a cute and funny-sweet poem, this brought a smile! Love this!!!!

    1. My kids thought it was pretty funny – liked the BBQ bit (I knew they would – haha – anything gross goes down a treat with kids). I must see if my Canadian friend Benedicte can whip up a froggy illustration for me.

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