Frog Mating Calls

An American Tall Tale

As we climbed the side canyon, we started hearing strange sounds. At first, they sounded a bit like giant crickets, a sort of creak-creak sound.

Mike, our trip leader, told us the big horn sheep made the sound. This sounded pretty incredible, but as we got higher, the sound started to sound more like maa-maa, and we all started looking for the sheep that were making the sounds that seemed increasingly close. We never spotted any sheep, though a white rock around a bend had us going for a moment, and eventually we climbed a waterfall and waded through a stream to end up in the grotto, where we spotted fucking frogs - and frogs all swollen up, croaking maa-maa for all they were worth.

Fucking frogs
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