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Cooked Frog Legs

frog legs
Over Cooked Pickerel

When hurricane Ike arrived in the Great Lakes area yesterday, it brought with it some high winds which whipped around tree branches and we had debris flying around everywhere! Yep you guessed it; my power went out about 8:30pm from a fallen tree taking down some power lines. I never got my power back until about 6pm this evening!!! This morning I was part of the crew who worked with the electricians in getting some of the lines back up! After the power was shut off we investigated where the lines had charcoaled the ground . . . . wait a second, we need to investigate this spot closer . . . . . look it’s a zapped Pickerel Frog!!! My guess is that it was electrocuted as it tried jumping away but no matter what happened the poor little froggy didn’t have a chance!!

burn spot
Where the Pickerel Frog was fried!


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18 responses

  1. Oh my ! a fried frog yuck.
    My Mom lost her power but Don and I lucked out. Those winds were terrible.

    15 September 2008 at 6:29 pm

  2. Goodness–I assume that black stripe is where the power line fried everything, frog included, in its path?

    15 September 2008 at 6:44 pm

  3. Marg

    Poor little guy! Glad you survived okay. Ike has been quite devastating!

    15 September 2008 at 6:59 pm

  4. Wow! That’s quite a strike!

    15 September 2008 at 7:32 pm

  5. That’s a shame but it was probably quick. We lost our power twice. They said we had 60mph gusts and I believe it. Our neighborhood took to the streets at 9 at night just to get outside as it was so boring without lights, TV or computer. We actually had some fun out in the wind. We did get our power by 6 this morning.

    15 September 2008 at 7:50 pm

  6. Pam

    Poor little froggie. That was a nasty burn, for sure!

    15 September 2008 at 8:00 pm

  7. Too bad. 😦 I hadn’t realized Ike made it that far north!

    15 September 2008 at 9:38 pm

  8. Grace

    Poor frog! We didn’t lose power, but you should see the front yard. Four large silver maple trees shed leaves and branches all over. Clean-up time!

    15 September 2008 at 10:44 pm

  9. Tastes like chicken. (Someone had to say it)

    15 September 2008 at 11:23 pm

  10. In an ironic twist, we had to throw out frog legs that went too long in our powerless freezer during Gustav for the raccoons.

    15 September 2008 at 11:39 pm

  11. Gustav that far north! Wow–my family back in Missouri are talking about floods. Here in Virginia, we could use some of that rain.

    Poor frog though…

    16 September 2008 at 4:26 pm

  12. Yikes! Good thing it was the frog and not you. (Not good for the frog, of course, but you know what I mean…)

    16 September 2008 at 6:35 pm

  13. Darn! Patrick stole my line!
    Well, some scavenger had a nice barbequed lunch anyway.

    16 September 2008 at 9:24 pm

  14. Ouch – that left a mark.

    18 September 2008 at 8:45 am

  15. Wasn’t this something??
    Hurricane effects reaching the Great Lakes? And I thought Ohio’s wind was odd!

    19 September 2008 at 9:34 pm

  16. im from ohio and we had wicked winds blow through here. lost a tree outback and yeah , good thing it was the frog and not you. Tell the truth, did you pick it up and smell it? :p

    20 September 2008 at 2:19 am

  17. RuthieJ

    OMG, Mon@rch, that must have been pretty scary for you! I was shocked hearing those weather stories about all the damage Hurricane Ike carried up through the entire US!

    20 September 2008 at 10:41 pm

  18. K.C.

    Hi, I’ve been reading your blog for almost a year and a half, and have enjoyed it very much. However, last summer you posted a lot about your back yard hummingbirds with pics and video. I don’t recall reading about any this summer. From reading other blogs, I know that the early floods this spring through the mid west caused migration issues for the little guys. Can you please comment about that and your back year hummers. Thanks. And congratulations on the two book reviews.

    K.C. in Anna, Texas

    29 September 2008 at 5:19 pm

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