They came from the marshes…a weird cackling sound that drove the locals mad and, from foreign parts, invaded Sheerness High Street.
We were talking about marsh frogs, those bulbous eyed amphibians whose calls sound like the noise a toddler makes when you tickle them but we could so easily have been talking about the crew of The One Show, who set up their cameras this morning in Sheerness High Street to interview me and two other ladies about our experiences of being kept awake by aquatic inhabitants.
Why Sheerness High Street? Well, it turns out people have been complaining to Environmental Health Officers about the noise of marsh frogs, claiming their calls are louder than the traffic in a busy urban area. I’m not so sure, as we filmed vans revved up, girls shrieked with laughter as they tried to get on camera and a women with the loudest sneeze ever shocked us all into silence.
Poor old marsh frogs, their love song is quite jolly in comparison.
Still, the crew were more than used to such antics and filming was over in a matter of minutes. My two seconds of fame will be shown to the nation in the next few weeks.