Article Courtesy of FOX NEWS
By Alexandra Deabler
Published June 30, 2020
Who knew frogs were this controversial?
A woman on Reddit has gone viral with a very long-winded story about a
neighbor's "creepy" frog statue, and how she allegedly campaigned to remove it
from their yard.
According to the
alleged exchange of events that the woman herself laid out,
it all began when the 35-year-old woman and her husband, 34,
went on a walk with their 6-year-old daughter.
As stated in the Reddit post, the woman wrote that her
family had been walking more as a way to stay active amid
the coronavirus pandemic, and found a “really good” two-mile
route through their neighborhood.
“I knocked on the door and a middle-aged man, maybe 55,
opened the door. I told him the situation. He seemed
sympathetic, but he said that he and his wife really like
the display, so they won't be taking down that statuette,”
There was just one problem, according to the woman.
“Recently one of our neighbors put up a frog statuette… for
display outside their house,” she writes. “I find it really
creepy and so does my husband. My daughter hates it. She is
absolutely terrified of it. Now she refuses to go on walks."
Meanwhile, the woman did not explain
whether there was a way to take a different route to avoid
the frog statue, which she later described as being about a
In a bid to appease her daughter, the woman said she
contacted the owners of the frog (not pictured) and asked them to
"move the statuette so it is no longer on display.”
In a bid to appease her daughter – and seemingly her own aesthetic
sensibilities – the woman said she contacted the owners of the frog and
asked them to "move the statuette so it is no longer on display.”
“I knocked on the door and a middle-aged man, maybe 55, opened the door. I
told him the situation. He seemed sympathetic, but he said that he and his
wife really like the display, so they won't be taking down that statuette,”
But instead of accepting that her neighbor has a frog they enjoy, the woman
allegedly went to the Homeowners Association.
“After that I talked to my next-door neighbor. He is the vice president of
the HOA so I was wondering if he could force them to take the statuette
down," she wrote.
"He said that the statuette might be a violation of the HOA bylaws. He went
to look at it and sure enough it is. Now they're being forced to take down
the statuette and are being fined for violating the bylaws,” she claimed.
The woman added that her own husband feels she "took it too far," although
she doesn't seem to agree.
"The statuette is destroying the aesthetics of the neighborhood and is
scaring the children,” she added, despite before saying it was only her own
child who was scared. She ended her post by asking if her actions were
In an extremely expected outcome, the woman was deemed wrong for how she
needlessly escalated the situation.
“UGH. Literally walk down a different street if you hate it that much. Or,
alternately, take the opportunity to talk with you kid about how different
people find different things beautiful, and that a cool thing about
humanity!” one person wrote.
“And failing that, OP could have walked another route. What a ridiculous
overreaction,” another said.
“As far as your daughter being afraid of it — kids have irrational fears. My
niece was terrified of butterflies. Teach your children things in life will
sometimes be unpleasant and teach them how to cope and deal,” someone else
Later, the woman updated her post to include an alleged photo of the
offending lawn ornament, but did not provide any further updates, or if she
agreed with the unanimous verdict of her post. It was also not verified if
the poster was truly outraged about the frog, or just a very successful