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245 clicks; posted to Main » on 21 Apr 2003 at 5:21 PM (14 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2003-04-21 11:54:03 AM  
I've heard the little bastards. They are definitely from hell.
2003-04-21 12:07:54 PM  
Tiny Frogs From Hell. What a great name for a band or an album.
2003-04-21 12:59:23 PM  
I lived in Puerto Rico for a while. Coquis are not that annoying when you're used to the sound.

They'll get used to the sound.
2003-04-21 01:28:18 PM  
"There are no native amphibians or reptiles in Hawaii," says Bill Mautz, a biologist at the University of Hawaii in Hilo. "They were all introduced by humans."

Hell, humans, pretty much the same thing.
2003-04-21 01:53:32 PM  
$5-$10 a frog?

/gets out calculator

8 frogs an hour..
$7.50 a frog

$60 an hour! I'm moving to become a full time frog hunter.. see you boys and girls later!
2003-04-21 02:15:24 PM  
"There are no frogs in Hawaii. They are our bretheren, tearing down the infadels from the inside, and eating their souls. Our destructive, numerous brothers will make ever last Anglo Saxon agressor wish they were dead!"

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2003-04-21 04:11:55 PM  
Maybe they should load them in potato guns and fire them off the island?
2003-04-21 05:23:24 PM  
no pictures? :( I wanted to see the tiny frogs dammit.
2003-04-21 05:25:08 PM  
I have a 'ribb-let" in my pants. I think it croked though.
2003-04-21 05:25:53 PM  
The demon frogs in question:

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2003-04-21 05:26:16 PM  
Oh, come on... they're just tryin' to get laid. Can't blame them for that can you?
2003-04-21 05:26:49 PM  
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2003-04-21 05:27:10 PM  

Gis for "coqui frog"

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2003-04-21 05:27:33 PM  
theymay have great numbers, but it will still be a long time before they manage to defeat the trolls.

/obscure reference ahoy
2003-04-21 05:28:00 PM  
BrandonSi, I'm coming with you.
2003-04-21 05:28:40 PM  
In Puerto Rico they have big ones. It's really cool to drive late at night. vrooooom splut. vrooooooom splop. vroooooooom squirsh. vroooooooooooooooom. vroooooooooooooooooooooooom splong.
2003-04-21 05:28:52 PM  
"I squish him," Bathelt says triumphantly, his own eyes glinting coldly and his fists clenching in a death grip.

What the.... Death grip??
2003-04-21 05:29:34 PM  
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2003-04-21 05:29:38 PM  
Haha! That's ridiculously farking adorable Lordargent.

Aw. Don't squish them.
2003-04-21 05:29:59 PM  
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2003-04-21 05:30:02 PM  
Solzhenisin: They'll get used to the sound.

What? That's like telling Iraqis "You'll get used to constant gunfire all night long."

No thanks. These little BASTARDS need to die. Imagine living in a paradise where lawn mowers are running all night long in your back yard. NO THANKS.

It's potentially lethal to the tourist industry too. I'd personally like to thank the asshat who imported them with a firm boot up the ass.
2003-04-21 05:30:27 PM  
Sounds like time for French culinary tours of the islands
2003-04-21 05:31:47 PM  
I'm surprised those frogs wer able to survive in Hawaii. Do you know how expensive it is to live there ? I heard a gallon of milk is like $7. Shiat, if I was the frog, I'd move back to Puerto Rico.
2003-04-21 05:33:03 PM  
This guy is the Coqui monster.
2003-04-21 05:33:46 PM  
I thought the French were the frogs from hell!
2003-04-21 05:35:43 PM  
Hawaii needs a fascist quarantine on plant and animal imports like Australia and New Zealand have and these problems might stop happening.

BTW: The bullfrogs in Bali are just as loud.
2003-04-21 05:35:49 PM  
Hell Comes to Frogtown was one of my favorite episodes of Joe Bob Briggs' Monstervision. Though I think 'Motel Hell' might still be one of the best ever.
2003-04-21 05:35:56 PM  
The band played it on
The band got down like a magikist
The crowd roared like a lion
The jam session wupped a horse's ass!

The Frogs, The Frogs
The Frogs, The Frogs
The Frogs, The Frogs
The Frogs, The Frogs
2003-04-21 05:36:11 PM  
"State agriculture agents have tried spraying bushes and trees where coquis are known to live with caffeine, which apparently gives the frogs heart attacks"

I have seen some of my engineering student friends die this way. Tragic, really.
2003-04-21 05:36:42 PM  
Man, a handful of those little suckers in a potato gun, and now you got shotgun-style power!
2003-04-21 05:37:18 PM  
Beyzeus -- What were your friends doing sitting in the trees with the coquis?
2003-04-21 05:37:20 PM  
Definitely, Morden. Can't beat the legendary Rory Calhoun.
2003-04-21 05:37:53 PM  
What could be so tough about finding a natural predator for them?

Send over some owls or something. I hear snakes thing frogs are tasty too.
2003-04-21 05:38:10 PM  
WTF? No Simpsons reference yet?
2003-04-21 05:38:59 PM  
GuinessDrinker -- Don't be silly. Nobody on Fark watches The Simpsons. ;)
2003-04-21 05:39:41 PM  
Send kids with spud guns to the infested areas. Sure, some eyes will be lost, but we'll get more Fark links, and that's what's important.
2003-04-21 05:39:51 PM  

Your engineering student friends live in bushes?
2003-04-21 05:41:08 PM  
Damn, someone already made a french reference


Take that you hippies!

2003-04-21 05:41:21 PM  
we tried the introduced predator thingy in the last century with less than stellar results. (mongoose, rats)

These little froggies will drive you nuts in no time.

BTW, I submitted a story like this about this very subject a couple of times, and i LIVE here, and STILLLLLLLLLL I only have one link to my name. I think it's a curse. Maybe 55 is a cursed number. Did you know I am farker #55?
2003-04-21 05:41:48 PM  
yes, they all live in bushes.

Damned literalists.
2003-04-21 05:43:28 PM  
Heyzeus -- Don't damn the literalists. There may come a day when they're literally your last hope!

Okay, I apparently have nothing.
2003-04-21 05:45:22 PM  
I'd have called them "chazzwazzers".
2003-04-21 05:46:06 PM  
This story makes me nervous...
2003-04-21 05:48:01 PM  
HowlingFrog, Just stay away from the coffee and pepsi... You'll be fine.
2003-04-21 05:48:56 PM  
Hopefully, Vietnamese "fvck you" lizards will be next to gain a foothold on the islands...
2003-04-21 05:53:26 PM  
Spent some time in the islands, and these "Demon" frogs ain't that bad. Yes, they are worse than the New England peepers, but not by that much. You get used to the sound after a bit, and even come to expect it, and even find them comforting. But then again, I can sleep through damn near anything--used to catch naps during live fire exercises and long chopper rides--so maybe I'm not the best judge...
2003-04-21 05:54:02 PM  
Biological warfare, i.e. importing another alien species with the intent of it attacking one creature, has resulted in bad results in the past. Mongoose were introduced to Hawaii from Jamaica in 1883 to control rodents, but instead have had no significant impact on rodent populations. (rodents were introduced too, albeit by accident) They have, however had an impact on native species of birds and insects. Bad idea.

I'm for the poison method. Or the drive around and squish 'em method. This is one case where genocide is the best thing that could happen. They don't belong here and all they're going to do is ruin things.
2003-04-21 05:55:11 PM  
I know it doesn't deserve it, but I'm still laughing out loud at that headline.
2003-04-21 05:57:11 PM  
Re-read the article, except replace the word coquis with humans.
2003-04-21 05:58:05 PM  
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