Frog jumping was made famous in a short story by Mark Twain, "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County." Held annually since 1928, a 1986 record jump of 21 feet, 5 3/4 inches still stands, set by Rosie the Ribeter.
Charlton has its own version of ‘Leaping Lizards’ where residents hunt for what they believe will be a great jumping frog in the local wetlands. Of course, great care is taken for their good health when bringing their friend to the contest. Frogs are placed on a tree stump and as fans patiently await, sometimes spurred on by clapping, the frog takes its giant leap.