Frogs and lettuce

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    I like frogs. I like lettuce. I just don't like the two of them together. :Flush:

    Live frog in lettuce stuns mom


    BY AMY SACKS
    DAILY NEWS WRITER

    A health-conscious Brooklyn mom says she nearly jumped out of her skin when she found a little green frog napping between the leaves of a head of organic lettuce she brought home.

    "I jumped away" said 39-year-old Yvonne Brechbuhler, fearing she'd uncovered a dead bug or worse, a slug.

    "I didn't know what it was. But once I realized it was a frog, I was okay."

    The Prospect Heights mom, who doubles as a stage actress, described the tiny visitor no bigger than the tip of her pinky finger as "one tough frog."

    She said first the frog survived a journey from South Florida to the Park Slope Food Coop, then another three days in her refrigerator.

    Finally it narrowly escaped being part of a pesticide-free salad she was making last week.

    Rather than get hopping mad, Brechbuhler and daughter Orla, 7, made their new amphibian amigo a home-away-from home in a jar filled with lettuce leaves, water and fruit flies they corralled from a nearby garden.

    They named him "Curious" - because he seemed to be.

    But worried that Curious might need better care, Brechbuhler, hubby Eddy, and Orla later brought the frog to a Brooklyn animal facility that specializes in reptiles and amphibians, where he's now up for adoption.

    Anyone who wants the frog can find out about Curious at Sean Casey Animal Rescue: Home - Sean Casey Animal Rescue.

    "It was very sad to see him go," the mom said.

    Despite the curious find of Curious, Brechbuhler, a longtime member of the food coop that offers pesticide and antibiotic-free foods, isn't changing her eating habits.
    But she said "I just might look a little harder before I buy."

    The manager of the Coop was unavailable for comment, but an employee said it was the first such incident in memory.

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    Spiders freak me out. Especially those big hairy ones they sell in pet stores. :eek:
     
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