NC firm saves signature frog jump at festival
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — A North Carolina company is helping to make sure Rock Hill’s Come-See-Me festival has enough frogs for its signature bullfrog jump event.
The festival was struggling to find frogs because a cold snap early this winter kept bullfrogs from growing big enough for the jumping contest.
The Herald of Rock Hill reports event organizer John Talley checked area pet stores, but only found tree frogs which are expensive, too small and don’t jump very well.
But one last phone call to Carolina Biological Supply in Burlington, North Carolina, saved the frog jump. The company plans a shipment of 24 bullfrogs to arrive later this week.
A decade ago, the festival faced another frog shortage, but international attention helped organizers get enough frogs with just hours to spare.
Information from: The Herald, http://www.heraldonline.com
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