Amphibian Stowaway Leapfrogs Customs Officials in England

Africa, Travel News — By Molly McGonigle on September 22, 2010 at 10:00 am

Talk about clever traveling. An endangered African frog from Cote d’Ivoire hitched a ride aboard a banana and ended up traveling 3,000 miles from home, and landed in Cambridge. It wasn’t until the box of bananas was unpacked at a grocery store that the frog was discovered.

The store called in a local veterinary service to come in and identify the frog. There was concern that the frog was poisonous and thus, questions about what that would mean for the other bananas in the bunch.

Clarendon Street Veterinary Surgery’s Patrick von Heimendahl said: “It took a few days to identify it but it has now been confirmed that it is an African banana tree frog which is not poisonous but an endangered species.” And with that, the little one-inch speckled frog was taken to the Lindgen Zoo in Cambridge.
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