Staff at a primary school had a surprise when they found a tiny frog hidden in a bunch of bananas.
It was discovered on Tuesday morning at Heswall Primary School on Merseyside by staff when they opened the bananas to give out to children.
The frog was inside the packaging and is thought to have come all the way from the Ivory Coast in Africa – a journey of around 5,000 miles, reports the Liverpool Echo.
The school kept the frog safe in a damp container until he could be collected by RSPCA inspector Anthony Joynes, who has already found him a home with a specialist keeper.
Deputy headteacher Nicky Bolton told the Liverpool Echo: “No one expected to find a tiny green stowaway in the class bananas when they opened them yesterday morning!
“A tiny green frog was hiding inside the packaging, which had traveled all the way from the Ivory Coast in Africa.
“After resting quietly for the morning in a damp container, he was collected by RSPCA officer, Anthony Joynes, who has already found him a new home with a specialist keeper. The children are eagerly waiting to find out what species he is!”
The RSPCA inspector praised staff at the school for keeping the frog safe until he could be collected.
He said: “Collected this little fella today from @HeswallPrimary school, having been found on a bunch of snack-time bananas! Has traveled from the Ivory Coast.
“Awaiting official ID but a very small species of tree frog I think. He’s now with a specialist keeper. @RSPCA_official
“Thanks to @HeswallPrimary staff for looking after the little [frog emoji] until he could be collected. Providing a small enclosure, with moisture, warmth & a hiding place was spot on!”
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