Saturday, January 12, 2008


This is "Nong Oui", Thailand's amphibian answer to the Hell's Angels.There is nothing the black-spotted frog likes better than taking her Harley out for a spin - even if she is a bit of a poseur.

But, tragically for bikers and frog-lovers everywhere, Nong Oui's owner Tongsai Bamroongtai, 52, says she has now been grounded - because she can no longer predict winning National Lottery numbers.
Mrs Bamroongtoi came across Nong Oui outside her house in the Thai province of Roi-Et.

"The frog had a small chick in its mouth. I looked her straight in the eye and knew I could communicate with her. I told her to drop the chick and she did and then came hopping in," she claimed.

"Ever since, she has been a member of the family. For a long time, villagers would come round and get tips on the National Lottery with the frog's help. They used to read her skin.

"Ten people subsequently won the lottery, which drew crowds to the house - and then they started losing. So I have had to ground her.

"I promised one day to take her to the seaside and her dream has come true," said Tongsai at her new home in Chonburi, Thailand.

"My daughter got a job in the seaside resort of Pattaya and Nong Oui and I followed.

"There is nothing she likes more than to chill out on her toy Harley-Davison, or a battery-operated dumpster truck.

"But she can strike a pose just about anywhere."

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