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turbodarky


Nov 7, 2011, 4:20 PM
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This past weekend I was climbing at Jackson Falls with a friend. We were in the Railroad rock area when I spotted a cute frog that needed rescuing. So I did the right thing, picked it up, and moved the little fella to a safe spot. However, it didn't occur to me at the time, but I probably should have washed my hands. I then proceeded to eat my lunch: Raspberry rage trailmix, walnuts and some apple peels.

Upon returning to camp, I had a massive headache that would just not go away, so I drank some water and tried eating some red bean and rice burritos. Nothing helped. IT was around 7 o'clock when I went to bed, only waking up once in the night to stagger into the woods, puking all the way. I felt a little better, so I decided to lay back down and try to sleep it off. The next morning I woke up feeling fresh as a basket full of clean linens.

In short, my friend and I did a little research, and we found out that it was a Pickerel Frog (Rana palustris). Not normally dangerous to humans, but if the enzymes from the skin happen to be ingested, they can cause mild discomfort, vomiting or even death. Although death is unlikely, if a copious amount were consumed, death would seem imminent.

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licking toads is a well known method of dulling the pain from finger cracks ... unfortunately there may be side effects Wink

glad yr ok


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bearbreeder wrote:
licking toads is a well known method of dulling the pain from finger cracks ... unfortunately there may be side effects Wink

glad yr ok


I thought the princess is suppose to kiss the toad, that's the story. Angelic


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turbodarky wrote:
This past weekend I was climbing at Jackson Falls with a friend. We were in the Railroad rock area when I spotted a cute frog that needed rescuing. So I did the right thing, picked it up, and moved the little fella to a safe spot. However, it didn't occur to me at the time, but I probably should have washed my hands. I then proceeded to eat my lunch: Raspberry rage trailmix, walnuts and some apple peels.

Upon returning to camp, I had a massive headache that would just not go away, so I drank some water and tried eating some red bean and rice burritos. Nothing helped. IT was around 7 o'clock when I went to bed, only waking up once in the night to stagger into the woods, puking all the way. I felt a little better, so I decided to lay back down and try to sleep it off. The next morning I woke up feeling fresh as a basket full of clean linens.

In short, my friend and I did a little research, and we found out that it was a Pickerel Frog (Rana palustris). Not normally dangerous to humans, but if the enzymes from the skin happen to be ingested, they can cause mild discomfort, vomiting or even death. Although death is unlikely, if a copious amount were consumed, death would seem imminent.

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[image]http://imagess3.enature.com/reptile_amph/reptile_amph_m/ar0031_1m.jpg[/image]

Forget the frog. What's up with eating apple peels?

Jay


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Nov 9, 2011, 1:09 AM
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Sorry if this comes across as me laughing at your pain (I suspect it runs the risk of seemingly like I am - but that's prolly just cuz I am) but that was hilarious.
jt512 wrote:
Forget the frog. What's up with eating apple peels?

Jay
And again, super hilarious. What IS up with eating apple peels??


socalclimber


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Wow, guess the high from licking toads isn't all that's it cracked up to be...


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sungam wrote:
Sorry if this comes across as me laughing at your pain (I suspect it runs the risk of seemingly like I am - but that's prolly just cuz I am) but that was hilarious.
jt512 wrote:
Forget the frog. What's up with eating apple peels?

Jay
And again, super hilarious. What IS up with eating apple peels??

I just don't like the rest of the apple; besides, the peel is the most nutritious part!


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damienclimber wrote:
bearbreeder wrote:
licking toads is a well known method of dulling the pain from finger cracks ... unfortunately there may be side effects Wink

glad yr ok


I thought the princess is suppose to kiss the toad, that's the story. Angelic

What we can learn from this story is a metaphor for life:

Girls, if you try kissing some toads looking for your prince, you're going to get sick and maybe even die. This is because there is no such thing as a toad that turns into a prince, let alone said prince. Avoid toads and kissing them at all costs. Continue on to the climbing instead. Wink


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turbodarky wrote:
sungam wrote:
Sorry if this comes across as me laughing at your pain (I suspect it runs the risk of seemingly like I am - but that's prolly just cuz I am) but that was hilarious.
jt512 wrote:
Forget the frog. What's up with eating apple peels?

Jay
And again, super hilarious. What IS up with eating apple peels??

I just don't like the rest of the apple; besides, the peel is the most nutritious part!

You could have got sick from the chemicals in all those apple peels.


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Glad you're ok. You just never know. I got a splitting migraine one time from just touching a mushroom. I almost had to go the hospital this summer while visiting Alaska due to a spider bite of all things. The little suckers know I hate them.


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kachoong wrote:
turbodarky wrote:
sungam wrote:
Sorry if this comes across as me laughing at your pain (I suspect it runs the risk of seemingly like I am - but that's prolly just cuz I am) but that was hilarious.
jt512 wrote:
Forget the frog. What's up with eating apple peels?

Jay
And again, super hilarious. What IS up with eating apple peels??

I just don't like the rest of the apple; besides, the peel is the most nutritious part!

You could have got sick from the chemicals in all those apple peels.

I grew the apples in my victory garden, no chemicals, just skinned apples composted for fertilizer.


toddler273


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I just don't like the rest of the apple; besides, the peel is the most nutritious part!
Your badass dude. First person Ive ever heard of eating apple peels.


Partner j_ung


Nov 23, 2011, 6:43 AM
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kachoong wrote:
turbodarky wrote:
sungam wrote:
Sorry if this comes across as me laughing at your pain (I suspect it runs the risk of seemingly like I am - but that's prolly just cuz I am) but that was hilarious.
jt512 wrote:
Forget the frog. What's up with eating apple peels?

Jay
And again, super hilarious. What IS up with eating apple peels??

I just don't like the rest of the apple; besides, the peel is the most nutritious part!

You could have got sick from the chemicals in all those apple peels.

Hippy.


Partner j_ung


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turbodarky wrote:
kachoong wrote:
turbodarky wrote:
sungam wrote:
Sorry if this comes across as me laughing at your pain (I suspect it runs the risk of seemingly like I am - but that's prolly just cuz I am) but that was hilarious.
jt512 wrote:
Forget the frog. What's up with eating apple peels?

Jay
And again, super hilarious. What IS up with eating apple peels??

I just don't like the rest of the apple; besides, the peel is the most nutritious part!

You could have got sick from the chemicals in all those apple peels.

I grew the apples in my victory garden, no chemicals, just skinned apples composted for fertilizer.

Even bigger hippy. Tongue


kachoong


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j_ung wrote:
kachoong wrote:
turbodarky wrote:
sungam wrote:
Sorry if this comes across as me laughing at your pain (I suspect it runs the risk of seemingly like I am - but that's prolly just cuz I am) but that was hilarious.
jt512 wrote:
Forget the frog. What's up with eating apple peels?

Jay
And again, super hilarious. What IS up with eating apple peels??

I just don't like the rest of the apple; besides, the peel is the most nutritious part!

You could have got sick from the chemicals in all those apple peels.

Hippy.

I just don't want to turn into a hill with eyes! Or worse, become a father to a hill with eyes.


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Thanks for that! man, if Leopard frogs had that kind of an issue my brothers and I would have been dead as pups:-)

Actually, they do cross breed with Pickerels in some midwest locations, best to just take care handling any wild creature, toad or frog. Appreciate teh heads up.

Like we need to hear about another animal that will kill us:-)


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This frog business is all very interesting, but what I want to know is, what is the ethnicity of a "turbodarky"?


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