As he listened carefully he heard it again.
"Pick me up", the voice said.
Boudreaux looked around and saw that it was a frog sitting on a lily pad about a foot away from his boat.
The old Cajun man asked the frog, 'Are you talking to me?'.
The frog said, "Yes, I'm talking to you. Pick me up and kiss me then I will turn into the most beautiful woman you have ever seen in your life and I will make sure all your friends are envious and jealous because I will become your bride".
The old fisherman looked at the frog for a short time. He then reached over and gently picked-up the frog and carefully put the creature in his front shirt pocket.
The frog said to Boudreaux, "Hey! Are you crazy? Didn't you just hear what I told you? I said to kiss me and I will turn into your beautiful bride."
The old man opened his pocket and looked at the frog and said, 'Nah. At my age I would rather have a talking frog.'
With age comes wisdom.
If this story inspires you to try frog legs, check out Jacques' recipe, Frog Sauce Piquante