Thursday, 9 March 2017

Fifty frogs of Finchley

This must be the news story of the day, courtesy of the BBC...
Dozens of frogs were found "hopping around" a supermarket car park after being dumped there inside a plastic bag, the RSPCA has said.

At least 50 of the amphibians were left outside a branch of Aldi in Finchley, north London.

Rescuers said they arrived to find a number of frogs had escaped the soil-filled bag and were roaming around the "completely hazardous environment".

The surviving frogs were released back into the wild.

RSPCA inspector Lauren Evans said two frogs died after being run over, but 48 were saved.

She said she arrived at the "dark car park" at about 21:30 GMT on Saturday to find it overrun with frogs.

"I had to run around scooping them all up with my hands and a bag before placing them into a secure tank," she said.

"Some were still in the plastic bag, which had clearly been tied up intentionally.

"They would not have been able to escape if there had not been the hole, but equally they would not have been able to breathe without it."

She said the animal charity had "no idea" where the frogs came from, nor why they were left inside a plastic bag in a car park.

"None of them would have survived if they had been left that way," she added.


  1. I expect someone with a garden pond got sick of their incessant croaking at all hours of the night, gathered them all up and dumped them for some peace and quiet. Not that I would know, of course...

    ::shuts window and puts ear-muffs on::

    Either that or Aldi's delivery man couldn't be bothered to drive all the way up to the loading dock...

    1. If Aldi's anything like Lidl, they were probably the "offer of the week", which is always something bizarre. I once went in there to buy some sliced meats and came out with a formal Scottish gillie-shirt. Jx


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