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6/19/2006

Other Compelling Needs for a Standing Army - TOADS!

Apparently, Aussies are having toad problems. Imported cane toad problems, to be specific. As my family's calling me to say gleefully that our little fountain in North Carolina now has too resident frogs, the Australian army is being called out to combat toads.

http://www.breitbart.com/news/2006/06/18/060618222005.o2wpl6zl.html

Maybe I'm totally nuts, but I think the toads are really cute. However, this does show the problems associated with importing non-native species into an environment to control pests. At least the Australians aren't making the mistake of importing the toads' natural enemy, whatever it is.

Still, I wonder what the troops would think of such an un-glamorous assignment? "Hey honey, I'm back from a long, dangerous day fighting the toad menace!" Riiiiight.

Maybe we could use National Guard troops to help Sheriff Harry Lee's efforts to eradicate the Nutria Menace? And they could do controlled burns to kill off the Japanese Water Hyacinth that clogs so many of New Orleans' drainage canals?

4 Comments:

At 2:25 PM, Blogger Steve said...

We got bunches of frogs in our little pond. Should I call the National Guard and have them remove them??

 
At 3:02 AM, Blogger LSULawChick said...

I dunno - my family's always excited when a new frog moves in. If the frogs start kidnapping kids and demanding ransom, you go to the FBI and not the military, anyway.

 
At 6:19 AM, Blogger Steve said...

Details, details . . .

 
At 3:38 PM, Blogger LSULawChick said...

well, when dealing with frogs gone bad, don't you want to go to the proper authorities?

 

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