Kermit with a Mona Lisa Smile – Endangered!

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As I’ve said previously, any time I see Kermit, It makes me feel like smiling.

It seems, however, that cute little froggies like Kermit are in trouble – big trouble. This from The Telegraph in the UK.

“Scientists fear the largest mass extinction since the disappearance of the dinosaurs because of a deadly disease which is sweeping through populations of frogs, toads, newts, salamanders and caecilians across the globe.”

This is due to the spread of the parasitic fungus amphibian chytrid. Apparently, it is threatening dear little froggies all over the place.

Here’s our own dear Kermit sitting on the leaf strainer as we saw him (or her – who knows?) yesterday morning: (click on the photo to enlarge – you can see the detail of the iris of its eye)

 Kermit with a Mona Lisa Smile

I like to think he’s smiling back at me. Why not? Bugs are free at our house. Eat all you want.

Here’s another shot of Kermit:

 Kermit poses patiently

Cute, eh?

I sincerely hope that our own amphibians will not succumb to the evil fungus.

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