Science: Frogs Species Discovered Living In Elephant Dung

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Source: Slashdot.org (Click here)

rhettb writes Three different species of frogs have been discovered living in the dung of the Asian elephant in southeastern Sri Lanka. The discovery–the first time anyone has recorded frogs living in elephant droppings–has widespread conservation implications both for frogs and Asian elephants, which are in decline. Apparently the frogs feed on the many invertebrates present in elephant dung.”
In light of this discovery, some comments are pretty funny. I love this one:

A Fable: The Frog and the Elephant

Once upon a time, there was a little frog who lived at the zoo.

One spring morning, the little frog was hopping through the elephant exhibit, but a bout of freezing rain had made the cage all slippery, and the little frog found himself buried up to his neck in ice.

Stuck in the ice and slowly freezing to death, the little frog looked up, just an instant before the elephant shat all over him. “Ribbit! Elephant, you bastard! You just shat all over me!”, croaked the little frog.

But the elephant dung was warm and kept the little frog alive, not only melting the ice, but also attracting the flies, and the frog ate his fill. “Ribbit! We’re cool, Elephant! Thanks for the warm dung and the tasty flies!”, croaked the little frog.

A Canada Goose, returning home from a winter in the south, heard the commotion, and swooped down next to the little frog. It used its bill to carefully clear away all of the elephant dung, and then gently picked the little frog up out of the pile of elephant poop.

And then the goose ate him alive.

Moral of the story:

1) Everyone who shits on you is not necessarily your enemy.
2) Everyone who digs you out of shit is not necessarily your friend.
3) If you’re warm and happy in a pile of shit, keep your big mouth shut!

– after The Sparrow

… and yeah. It’s pretty true 😄

eXP.

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