A man found a baby frog in his box of romaine lettuce - and now he’s feeding it snacks and giving it baths.
On Monday, Simon Curtis, a recording artist, author, and actor posted a thread on his Twitter highlighting the chronicles of meeting the adorable little frog, who he named Tony.
In his initial tweet, he mentioned encountering the frog and asking the internet for tips on how to keep him safe from harm.
“I found the cutest little frog in the bottom of my romaine lettuce tonight- it’s too cold to set him outside (27 degrees), but he’s been living in the lettuce in the fridge for several days now- does anyone know what I should do so that he doesn’t die?” he captioned the first post.
In other tweets, Curtis said that he spoke with Mark Howery, the Senior Wildlife Diversity Biologist at Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation” who was able to identify Tony as a “green tree frog.”
Curtis further said he got “live wax worms” to feed Tony.
Speaking to Indy100, Curtis said that he is still “torn” on whether or not to keep Tony.
“I’ve developed a tremendous amount of affection for him, he feels like such a little miracle, but I also don’t want to deny him the chance at the life in nature he didn’t get to have,” he said.
He also added that the decision will be based on the weather.
“I’ve consulted with the senior biologist from the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife, and the main concern is making sure there is a window of warm enough days to allow him to burrow and properly hibernate for winter.”
Curtis further added that the weather in Tulsa, Oklahoma is “unpredictable.”
“I truly won’t know until tomorrow [Friday] when I see if it’s actually warm enough.”
Overall, Curtis just wants the very best for Tony.
“I just want him to be happy and healthy, that’s the most important thing!” he added.
According to The Center Square, an Illinois study found that frogs were most likely to turn up in bagged salad than any other animal.
Daniel Hughes, a post-doctoral research associate in the Department of Animal Sciences at the University of Illinois, noted that of the amphibians found, 60 per cent were tree frogs.
Lizards, snakes, birds and mice can also be found in produce.