Sunday, May 23, 2010

Be sure to read the directions first.

Good Neighbor Nancy wanted us to look at the tadpoles she found in deep, wet spot near her house. She said that there were bunches of them, and she was so excited. Gleeful, in fact.

So, we went and looked.

They were mosquito larvae. hundreds of them.

We said, "Those aren't tadpoles! What you have is a plague in progress."

She's out there still, dumping soapy water onto them.

5 comments:

Helen said...

Eeeeuw!

Knitting Linguist said...

Oh, aargh! I'm glad you looked BEFORE they hatched!

BTW, loved the video clip yesterday, thanks :)

Lady Euphoria Deathwatch said...

Hi Fuzzarelly,

We keep fish in our rain barrel in the rainy season. They eat the larvae and we keep the bugs at bay.

Don't worry. We put the fish back in the pond and rotate who gets to be in the barrel every other day.

The funny part is when people come up to the house and see fish in a barrel next to the door. Once Mountain Man left an old, unloaded, no longer working, shot gun next to the barrel just to see if anyone said anything.

We did get a few strange looks.

Hugs, Euphoria

Neighbor Nancy said...

They are gone.........And so is my Glee :(

But I have a new Turtle, Miss Hissy, Im sure I got that one right though..I think.

zippiknits said...

Oh my. That is so funny! But of course it wasn't funny, ahem. Tadpoles would have been much better. A plague of frogs is a welcome one these days with frog numbers so low.