Costa Rican tree frog found in bunch of Lidl bananas
The creature made a 5,000-mile journey to a branch of the shop in Nottinghamshire.
A tree frog believed to have originated from Costa Rica has been found in a bunch of bananas in a Nottinghamshire branch of Lidl.
The frog was spotted on Sunday by workers at the shop in Netherfield, more than 5,000 miles away from its usual habitat.
RSPCA Nottingham posted a photo of the frog on Twitter, saying: “This little chap has had a big adventure and has come all the way from Costa Rica in a box of bananas to Lidl in Netherfield!
“This tree frog is currently being cared for by a vet with an interest in exotics!”
This little chap has had a BIG adventure & has come all the way from Costa Rica in a box of bananas to Lidl in Netherfield! This tree frog is currently being cared for by a vet with an interest in exotics! Here's 'hopping' he continues to thrive after his long journey! 🐸🍌😮 pic.twitter.com/T5OhpJWNRY— RSPCA Nottingham (@RSPCANottingham) May 14, 2019
Hayley Day, RSPCA animal collection officer, said: “The little tree frog was sat on top of some bananas which staff had started to unload and put on the shelves.
“I managed to get him inside a box with wet tissue paper inside to keep him moist.
“Staff seemed quite taken with him and called him Lloyd – he must have also had quite the shock when he emerged in a Nottinghamshire supermarket considering he’s used to more tropical climates.”
The tree frog was taken to a specialist keeper, who confirmed the amphibian originates from Costa Rica.