Costa Rican tree frog found in bunch of Lidl bananas

A tree frog believed to have originated from Costa Rica has been found in a bunch of bananas in a Nottinghamshire branch of Lidl.

The frog was spotted on Sunday by workers at the shop in Netherfield, more than 5,000 miles away from its usual habitat.

Costa Rican tree frog found in bunch of Lidl bananasRSPCA Nottingham posted a photo of the frog on Twitter, saying: "This little chap has had a big adventure and has come all the way from Costa Rica in a box of bananas to Lidl in Netherfield!

"This tree frog is currently being cared for by a vet with an interest in exotics!"

Hayley Day, RSPCA animal collection officer, said: "The little tree frog was sat on top of some bananas which staff had started to unload and put on the shelves.

"I managed to get him inside a box with wet tissue paper inside to keep him moist.

"Staff seemed quite taken with him and called him Lloyd – he must have also had quite the shock when he emerged in a Nottinghamshire supermarket considering he's used to more tropical climates."

The tree frog was taken to a specialist keeper, who confirmed the amphibian originates from Costa Rica.

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