Capitol Gets Jumpy With Frog Hop Contest
Frog wranglers gather at the capitol to pit government employee and state law makers against each other in frog racing.
Frog jump starts may 15-18th pic.twitter.com/ddxO2PYyzH— Bob Moffitt (@BobMoffitt) April 30, 2014
There's also a media competition, where reporters from area news agencies attempt to coax frog to jump as far as possible in three hops.
Gordon jump thought he was in 400 meters. Very fast nouch of a jumper. I got frogged pic.twitter.com/TC2cK6jFU1— Bob Moffitt (@BobMoffitt) April 30, 2014
"I tried to pick my own frog," says Capital Public Radio's Bob Moffitt, "But the guy wouldn't give me the frog I wanted."
So Moffitt slammed the ground next to the frog and screamed moved, at the bewildered amphibian who jumped three feet and then took off running. Moffitt's frog finished last in the media competition, despite Moffitt having won three previous years.
Katie Orr's frog fared much better, coming in third. This after surviving a terrible scare when a frog landed on her foot.
Seconds after a rogue frog jumped on my leg. Was not expecting that! pic.twitter.com/ovlxofhCJy— Katie Orr (@1KatieOrr) April 30, 2014
On the government side Assemblywoman Cheryl Brown walked away with the highest frog jocky honors. Brown will compete at the official Calaveras County Fair and Frog Jump Jubilee, taking place May 15th - 18th.
Cheryl brown formerly fearful of frogs. Now has frog pins. Frog statues in office. And a frog trophy. pic.twitter.com/fSDGF7pD51— Bob Moffitt (@BobMoffitt) April 30, 2014