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I doubt anyone is as excited about this as I am, but hey. I love penguins!!

Here are some adorbs penguin gifs for your viewing pleasure. You’re welcome.

Also, here’s a video of actor Benedict Cumberbatch revealing he can’t say the word “penguin”:

Stop everything and look at these sweet newly hatched penguins

The weather is terrible, but not everything is: The New England Aquarium has welcomed four little blue penguins, and as the resident crazy penguin lady, I felt obliged to tell you.

Just try to tell me their wee faces aren’t making your day better. All together now: Awww!

Little blue penguins, also known as fairy penguins, are the smallest of the 18 different penguin species in the world. Their name is derived from their blue hue and their diminutive stature.

‘Desperately seeking road kill’ in the form of ‘less fortunate frogs’

A wood frog gives off death spasms after being hit by a vehicle on Route 5 in Springfield, Vt., on April 22, 2014. A volunteer crossing brigade spent several hours of the night helping many amphibians cross the road safely, though they couldn’t reach all the travelers in time. (Valley News – Will Parson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

From the Norwich listserv this morning:

6. desperately seeking road kill
From: “ryan.calsbeek@dartmouth.edu” <ryan.calsbeek@dartmouth.edu>
Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2018 05:59:27 -0700


This week promises rainy days and the coming of the spring frog populations. Many of these frogs will cross roads on their way to breeding sites in vernal pools. Some frogs are luckier than others and as Kermit was fond of saying “its not easy bein’ green”.


Should you happen upon the less fortunate frogs in your commute home, I would be most grateful if you would hop on over,  bag them up for me and drop me an email. Please note the location where each frog croaked (see what I did there?).


We will also gladly accept your road-killed salamanders.

morbidly yours


Reminds me of the documentary Cane Toads: An Unnatural History, which it seems you can actually watch in full on YouTube.