He’s Dead, Jim
Did you know that you can order live tadpoles online and have them delivered right to your door? The problem is, sometimes through clerical error or otherwise they ship them ground. In that instance, though live tadpoles may have been shipped to you, a steaming tadpole stew is what arrives at your door. The fishy death-smell is unbelievable. There’s no blood on my hands over this one, though.
Rest in peace, scary little tadpole guys.
P.S. - The company shipped me a new batch via air which arrived a day later.