Thursday, April 9, 2009

You Might Be a Redneck.........

if you spend weekend nights feeding June bugs to toads......

Yup you read that correctly. In the spring time Oklahoma gets swarms of June bugs. For those of you who are not familiar with June bugs, they are icky, scary, gross, bugs that fly around and are attracted to light. (and usually end up flying into your hair!) All you Okies know what I'm talking about!

Well last summer it rained during the spring for like 18 days straight, which somehow brought on TOADS. and large quantities of them!

One weekend Jon, our best bud Brian, my brother and I were outside enjoying the weather when we realized a swarm of June bugs were flying around our outside porch light.

Then we saw a toad hopping around on our back patio. We put two and two together, realizing that toads love bugs and thought it would be interesting to see if the toad would eat the June bugs. Instead of just eating one of these June bugs, we fed the toad like 10! It was a very entertaining thirty minutes of our lives! Hope you are as entertained as we were.

P.S. DO try this at home, it is so fun.

Here are the videos we captured.

Sorry for the ridiculously bad quality, I captured the video from my camera.
video video

Hope you guys have a wonderful Thursday, it's almost Friday!


18 comments:

lesley said...

I HATE June bugs!! I realize they can't do anything to me but their clingy-ness and psychotic flying into lights just grosses me out!!! Ha, I'm from Nebraska and we had a lot of June bugs, too. I remember when I was little having the blinds open in our family room when it was dark out with the back porch light on and I'd watch the toads jump onto the patio catching the million june bugs that were slamming into the sliding glass doors trying to get to the light, haha.

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

We have june bugs in Texas as well. They are really gross!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

I haven't seen one of these in years! Haha, thanks for making me remember them :)

jlc said...

AHhh!! And now I'm reminded why I don't wanna go back to Texas this summer. Hahah!

Lindsey said...

YUCK! Ew ew ew!

The Dutchess of Kickball said...

Sounds like the 7 plaques of the apocalypse or something.

Kelley and Rhett said...

i hate june bugs....they are soooo gross!

Shannon said...

haha...love it!! :)

valerie said...

Yuck! I hate June bugs. It makes me shiver just thinking about them.

That's too funny that you all were catching them and feeding them to the toad and that you captured it on video. :)

Mrs. G.I Joe said...

Thats hilerious!!! I so would have done the same thing:p I definitely know what june bugs are and there gross...Big rolly polly bugs with stickers on their legs so they can cling to anything...Ewwww...One actually flew at my sister Mary one day and landed on her lip, when I looked at her it was hanging there pulling her lip down to bear her bottom teeth...I about threw up:P

Megan said...

Omgigosh, the toads last summer were unbelievable. They were EVERYWHERE. It was like a plague!

Grand Pooba said...

Oh my gosh, I would totally be grossed out if I were there with you! I'm seriously shuddering right now, I can't stand bugs! Any bug! LOL

Emily said...

My husband loves to catch the june bugs and then throw them on me!! ahhh! drives me crazy.. Ill have to tell him about this post:)
I love how beautiful germany is in the spring.. soo pretty!
Did you ever have an ou cheerleading costume as a kid?? One u could wear to games?? Well I didnt.. ha and Im soo getting one(OSU) one for Cate:)

BrianB said...

That was awesome and I was totally telling someone that story the other day. I can't see the video at work but I am excited to watch it when I get home. "Thug life!" :)

morewineplease said...

too funny! Sadly I know all about the june bugs!

Mrs. D said...

I hate june bugs!! That is funny watching y'all feed the toads!

Shannon said...

Uggh June bugs! Nasty things. We used to leave a bucket of water under the back porch light then feed the ones stupid enough to fly into the bucket to the catfish where we went fishing. I couldn't handle sticking a hook in one so I would just flick them in and the fish would come up and suck them down. My Dad would actually put them on a hook and usually we ended up with fried catfish for dinner.
I really truly hope Germany doesn't have anything like june bugs. Guess we will find out soon.

Impulsive Addict said...

What did those poor june bugs ever do to you except fly in your hair? You are a meanie!

Are there actually people who may not know what these little critters are??? WHAT? I'm so sheltered.