Sunday, April 27, 2008

"Hey, lighten up, OneEar!"

8 comments:

litzi said...

Hi DocBok,
Aaah, what a cute child! How many stations can he/she pick up with the horns? All the ears appear to be accounted for, so this isn’t a photo of OneEar…

Doc Bok said...

Litzi,
That photo is a stern reminder of what can go wrong if goat-petting gets out of control. The evidence speaks for itself. I was just trying to argue OneEar away from his extreme stance.

litzi said...

Hi DocBok,
I shudder to think what kissing a lot of toads would do to a person…

Doc Bok said...

Litzi, Litzi, Litzi. The child was not petting the goats. His mother was petting the goats, and then some. That's where the child came from.

litzi said...

Hi Doc Bok,
Mama got into animal husbandry, big time. I didn’t mean literally kissing toads!

Wasn’t there a fuss several years ago about toad-licking? They supposedly have an aphrodisiac that’s secreted through the neck and feet and people were attempting to get high from it…

Doc Bok said...

It's not an aphrodisiac, it is a poison meant to disgust and disorient those animals which might otherwise place the toads in their mouths as a layway to the stomach, such that chewing can commence. Evidently, hallucinations can cause disorientation and spitting out of mouthfuls of toads.

litzi said...

Hi Doc Bok,
Thanks for the explanation. So a toad’s toxic secretion causes hallucinations, which is comparable to a skunk’s expulsing odor….their own unique self defense mechanism. I vaguely remember hearing/reading about people licking toads, which seems gross. No “high” is worth the risk of getting warts.

Doc Bok said...

Good point.