Frog makes 6000-mile trip from Africa in bag of mint

The frog, named Minty, was in a sealed bag of fresh leaves bought from a fruit and veg shop.

Frog makes 6000-mile trip from Africa in bag of mint RSPCA

A frog took a 6000-mile trip from Africa to the UK in a bag of fresh mint.

The amphibian was discovered after being sold by a grocery store after being hidden in a sealed bag of leaves imported from Ethiopia.

The shop owner called the RSPCA after a customer made the unusual find at home.

The frog, named Minty, is being cared for by RSPCA inspector Lucy Green, who has tried to establish what species he is.

She emailed a picture of the frog to a specialist exotics centre in West Yorkshire, where he will eventually be looked after.

Ms Green said: “I have an exotics set-up at my home and Minty’s been fine under the lighting and heating.

“He’s fine, he’s been eating well and he’s certainly not skinny.”

The RSPCA said it receives calls every year from people who have found frogs, geckos or other lizards either in their luggage after a holiday or in foodstuffs from abroad.

The charity said it is unlikely it would be able to return them to their natural habitat and they are usually rehomed with specialists.

Having been discovered in the village of Corbridge, Northumberland, Minty will be transported to Reptilia who are specialists at rehoming a variety of exotics.