Frog Collectibles & Other Such Nonsense: Frog of the Day

Frog Collectibles & Other Such Nonsense

A look at my frog collectibles as I get them and my wacky world in the meantime.

Monday, August 21, 2006

Frog of the Day

I read on Yahoo news last night about France having problems with a non-native species of frog running amok in their ecosystem - the American Bullfrog. Let loose some 37 years ago - some say as a joke, others by a wealthy land owner who loved the sound of the croaking. Either way, it has become a problem. These frogs grow to 4 lbs. and 2 feet long! Could you imagine one of these whoppers jumping around your backyard? So the french have taken to shooting them at night with rifles equipped with silencers. It is not working. They only need to look to Australia who imported frogs there to take care of pests for the farmers only to find the toads grew large and were poisonous to other animals that ate it. Or Hawaii, where again non-native toads were introduced and now can not be eradicated. I love my little frogs and am glad that some, despite all we are doing to the environment, survive and even thrive. But we need to be much more careful with the environment so that frogs can thrive and grow in their own, native environment. That would be the best for all of us who live on this limited, little planet we call Earth. Oh, and before you ask, the French might have been happy to have those giant frog legs to eat, but the frogs there are inedible.......

These frog collectibles are a Majolica sugar and creamer set. This type of Majolica pottery has waned a bit in popularity. It was very popular over the last ten years, and is still readily available. This set came from Lillian Vernon and was received as a gift. It is made in China. If you have pottery that is from the island of Majolica it can be very expensive and highly collectible. The term refers to the glazing of the pottery and became so popular that it was duplicated throughout all of Europe and as said, made a resurgence recently. I do not have a specific date for this item.


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