Woman Finds Live Frog In Store-Bought Salad And Keeps It As A Pet

Woman Finds Live Frog In Store-Bought Salad And Keeps It As A Pet

A California woman got more than she bargained for when she found a live frog in her salad last Wednesday. 

Becky Garfinkel told InsideEdition.com that she purchased an organic baby spring mix salad by Taylor Farms at a Corona Target store, but it wasn’t until later that day that she noticed something suspicious. “I’m halfway through my salad and as I’m going to stab another bit, I see [the frog] peeking out from under the salad,” Garfinkel told InsideEdition.com. “I jumped back. I screamed, ‘There’s a frog in my salad!’”

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Garfinkel is a strict vegetarian due to meat allergies and the sight of the frog in her salad made her throw up in the bathroom. “I come out and [my husband] had got [the frog] out of the salad. It had been in the fridge for a couple of hours. It’s barely moving,” Garfinkel said “He presses on his little chest and he started moving.”

Being that Garfinkel is a lifelong animal lover, she decided to keep the tiny frog. The family named him Lucky, and Garfinkel said he is doing much better since the ordeal. The couple used to own a lizard so they already had an enclosure for the frog.

Credit: Inside Edition via Becky Garfinkel

“I couldn’t believe this little, tiny thing has survived all of this,” Garfinkel said. “We’re such animal people. We got [the frog] the moss he needed. He has a full set up. He’s eating. He’s climbing. It doesn’t seem like he went through something so shocking.”

Garfinkel contacted Target through Facebook to alert them of the incident, and they responded in a statement to InsideEdition.com: “Target is aware and we are working directly with the guest. Additionally, our vendor Taylor Farms has been engaged and [is] in contact with the guest.” 

Credit: Inside Edition via Becky Garfinkel

Target offered Garfinkel a $5 gift card and she said Taylor Farms apologized for the incident and said they would investigate. 

“He’s lucky that I didn’t eat him. He’s so small — just bigger than a dime. It’s disgusting… but at the same time he’s cute. Let’s keep him as a pet… just not in my salad,” Garfinkel said.

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[Featured Image Credit: Inside Edition via Becky Garfinkel]