Man Finds Tiny Baby Frog In His Salad Box, Raises Him And Gives Him Snacks And Bath

Posted by Sama in Cute On 10th January 2022
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Simon Curtis struck a unique bond with a baby frog in the salad box he bought. He not only gave him his own space to live but also bathed him and gave him tasty snacks to feed on. During all the drama with Tony, the frog escaping twice, Curtis continued to update Twitter with his ongoings and now we can't help but root for the duo to continue with their friendship.

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Simon Curtis, a recording artist, author, and actor has gone viral on Twitter after he posted a thread on his account sharing the journey of a baby frog that he miraculously found in his salad box - and now he is raising the frog and giving him snacks and baths. He has named the tiny adorable frog Tony. 

In his initial tweet, he mentioned encountering the frog and asking the internet for tips on how to keep him safe from harm.

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“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.

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Curtis told his followers who were closely following how the story between him and Tony was unfolding that the frog was “hopping and clearly well.”

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It’s also worth noting that Tony seems to have a sweet disposition as he lets Curtis hold him.

In another tweet, he said that he put the “remaining lettuce back inside” the box and gave the frog a “mason jar lid of water, and sprayed the entire container down with water.”

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While Tony was thoroughly enjoying his new home and the tasty snacks, he got the chance to escape. 

But luckily, Tony was found chilling outside of the box and on top of the door frame in the house.

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In other tweets, Curtis updated that he has spoken to Mark Howery, the Senior Wildlife Diversity Biologist at Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation” who was able to identify Tony as a “green tree frog.”

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Curtis further added that he got “live wax worms” to feed Tony.

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Talking to Indy100, Curtis said that he is still not able to decide whether he should pet Tony or not.

“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 shared that the decision to keep Tony will be based on the weather too. 

“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.

As per The Center Square, an Illinois study found that frogs have the highest chance to turn up in a 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.

Apart from this, Lizards, snakes, birds and mice can also be found in produce.

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Luckily, Tony found 

Fortunately, Tony was found hiding in the shower and “covered in dust bunnies.“ Curtis worried he’d passed away.

“He was so dehydrated and shriveled I was worried he’d died, but he’s now immersed in distilled water, cleaning himself, and coming back to life!!” Curtis wrote.

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For the moment, it seems that Tony is having a good time. He even apparently had had a “third escape adventure.”

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Curtis made a poll on Twitter asking people if he should “keep Tony as a pet or release him.”

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Despite all the adventures, it seems like Tony is enjoying the attention he is receiving and might as well live with Curtis for life. 

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