Monday, March 14, 2011

It's Murder on the Pond side!

Seven dead frogs in three days!  Even though the pond is heaving with frogs at the moment - I could hear them croaking from the bottom of the garden yesterday morning - seven is just too many to lose.  They had all received rather gruesome head injuries. 

I think we have a serial killer on our hands! So who is the culprit or 'perpetrator of the crime' as they seem to say nowadays?   

 Was it Miss Scarlett (played by Chloe) with the withering stare?  Hmm .... perhaps we should keep her under surveillance!

 Was it the Reverend Green (played by Max) with the sharp claw?  Maybe..... take him in for questioning!
Was it Mrs Peacock (played by Chico) with the cushion?   No, she has an alibi!

Was it Colonel Mustard (played by Midge) with the biting teeth!!?  He was my prime suspect, but.......

No it wasn't any of those

Caught, red- handed, Professor Plum (played by the Magpie) in the leylandii with the sharp, vicious beak!
I don't suppose that he/she will ever be brought to justice - poor old frogs!

With thanks and apologies to the makers/designers of Cluedo.

Thanks to everyone who left such kind comments on my last post.  My hand is back to normal, thank goodness, but now I can't get out of the washing up anymore!


  1. Sorry to hear about your frogs :(
    Magpies can be a real pain!

    Bee happy x
    Have a delicious day!

  2. poor frogs! You'll have to watch out for the vicious magpie!

    There are no frogs or spawn in our pond yet this year. We used to have a lot, but last year none of them returned. There isn't any sign of spawn locally yet so perhaps there is still time!

  3. As soon as I saw the title of your post, I guessed at crows! Same family; all vicious!

    I saw crows carrying off (or ripping to shreds) at least 6 frogs last spring, not to mention the dead carcusses left lying around.

    Predictably, the large black killers have returned this year. There is one sitting on my line post as a type :(

  4. Oh, dear, poor frogs. Glad the cats were in the clear! Have you got frogspawn - or were the frogs mangled before they could produce any? Our frogs have been very noisy this week!

  5. I am so glad it wasn't the cats! I wonder why the Magpie killed them and didn't eat them? So pleased that your hand is better now Rosie, it must have been really worrying for you. x

  6. Wow. It's a tough world out there!
    All those nascent princes, snapped before they even puckered up.

  7. Great post...well, not so great for the frogs, and please remember, a cat is innocent until proven guilty for heaven's sakes! Very cute!

  8. Poor froggies. If only the birds ate the whole frog it would seem better, maybe.

  9. Glad you solved your murder mystery! Also, happy that everything is healing up!

  10. Poor frogs! Its a dog eat dog (or Magpie eat Frog) world! xxxxx

  11. I'm useless at Cluedo, I'd never have guessed Prof Plum. Bet the frogs wish he'd move on to Scrabble.

  12. Hideous birds!
    I've been playing Big Society Cluedo - it's easier because it doesn't have a library (all credit to the Now Show on R4...)

  13. Well, I love frogs and I love magpies too.I sound like Harry Hill!

    Hope you are feeling better. No dog owner would get away with having such a viscious pet.

  14. Yuck!! So sorry for your loss of frogs and the gruesome clean up!!

  15. Oh no!!! They're such rare animals here!

  16. poor frogs, I love ours and will be most watchful now of the magpies. Do they actually want to eat them? Love Darcy, Bingley and Helen xxx