I was reading Darren Pokes blog post, “Why the poison dart frog is so toxic,” and it intrigued me. But it also got me to thinking. In his blog it states that the frogs are not born toxic but acquire the poison from eating ants and mites and other very small toxic creatures and over time they not only build up an immunity to the toxin but they store the toxin and use this poison to ward off others as a means of survival.
So, I was thinking, people are born the same, innocent, pure, unscathed by evil and or good for that matter. But over time, their environment makes them toxic. Like the poison dart frogs some people are best not dealt with, or being around them the toxin may slowly rub off on you and make you sick and or even kill you. I see this a lot where I work. This scenario works so well with those who will not listen, or allow you to help them in any manner. And it certainly works for those whom just being around them you place your life in danger.
It did not happen over night, but a slow process that began a long time ago, like the frogs eating toxic ants and insects, over time they eventually became this way. Scientist took baby ‘poison dart frogs’ raised them in captivity, fed them regular frog food and they did not develope the toxic poison….
These frogs are some of the most toxic animals on Earth. The two-inch-long Golden Poison Dart Frog has enough venom to kill 10 grown men. Indigenous people of Colombia have used its powerful venom for centuries to tip their blowgun darts when hunting.
Scientists are not sure why these poison dart frogs are so poisonous, but it is possible they take in plant poisons which are carried by their prey, including ants, termites and beetles. Poison dart frogs raised in captivity and isolated from insects in their native habitat never develop venom.
The medical research community has been exploring ways to use poison dart frog venom in medicine. Scientists have already used their POISON to develop pain relief medicine.
The Frogs’ Complaint Against the Sun
Once upon a time, when the Sun announced his intention to take a wife, the Frogs lifted up their voices in clamor to the sky.
Jupiter, disturbed by the noise of their croaking, inquired the cause of their complaint.
One of them said, “The Sun, now while he is single, parches up the marsh, and compels us to die miserably in our arid homes. What will be our future condition if he should beget other suns?’
we would do ourselves a tremendous favor by letting go of the people who poison our spirit.