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California Woman Finds Frog in Her Salad And Keeps it as a Pet

The woman was almost done with her salad when she saw the frog move on her plate.

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A California woman was shocked when she found a frog in the salad that she was eating, and rather than turn the amphibian away, she decided to keep it as a pet.

Becky Garfinkel of Corona, California had just finished eating nearly half the salad when she saw the little frog move about in her salad plate.


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"As I'm pulling to go stab another bite, I see a frog sitting in my salad plate after I've eaten almost the entire salad. Completely freaked out – screamed,” Garfinkel told KABC News. “I threw up afterward because I was traumatized. I'm a vegetarian and I couldn't believe there was a frog in there," she said.

Garfinkel then pulled the frog out of the salad and washed off the salad dressing, but the frog stopped moving.


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"(My husband) noticed that he was kind of not moving a lot and he rolled over. So he decides, let's do some chest compressions. With his finger – I'm not kidding you – barely pushes on the little frog and he breathes and turns around. I'm like OK. We have to keep him," she said.

Garfinkel had an enclosure where a pet lizard once lived and she fixed it up for her new found and free pet frog.

She notified Target of her find and they in turn gave her a $5 gift card. Target contacted the salad supplier, Taylor Farms, about the incident with its organic salad.

It is not very often that someone buys a salad and gets a free frog as part of the package, but this little guy got lucky. And Garfinkel scored a new pet!

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