Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote,
Nicholas
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βρεκεκεκὲξ κοὰξ κοάξ - the frog chorus

We were out for a walk in the Kessel-Lo park near Leuven this afternoon, and the frogs were singing in full chorus. You can see them squabbling in this video I took:

This is yer actual Marsh Frog, not really found much in the UK (and not at all in Ireland), and Aristophanes obviously used either its call or its close relative for the frogs' chorus in the play of the same name: "βρεκεκεκὲξ κοὰξ κοάξ!" "Brekekekex koax koax!"

Not quite Paul McCartney, let alone this fellow, but it's good to feel that springtime is here.
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