Florida Woman Finds Live Frog in Her Salad
It's dinner time and you break out the bag of delicious fresh greens for a nice healthy salad. Suddenly you see something pink inside the bag of lettuce. You look closer and see a tiny little amphibious hand. Then you see movement. Grossed out, you lose all your good feelings about vegetables.
Read also: Costco Salad: Now With Live Frogs?
No, that's not some freaky Halloween tale. That incident happened to a woman in Minneola, Florida, last week. According to WFTV.com,
Dwanita Pitman was about to open a package of Market Side salad,
purchased at a local Walmart, when she noticed a tiny little live frog
in the package.
Pitman called her husband down to investigate
(the home video is pretty funny), then called the FDA and WFTV. The FDA
did investigate the incident.
In an interview with WFTV, Pitman
said she Googled similar incidents and will not sue because her family
didn't open and eat any of the frog-laced product. She did say that the
frog/lettuce blend was a close call because had they eaten some of the
greenery they could have been "eating frog piss or whatever."
also said that she realizes some people do eat frog legs, but not her
family. "They say frogs are protein, but I don't want that kind of
Walmart released a statement about the frog, saying, "This fails to meet our high standards of quality food at every level." Well, unless you're into some freaky Halloween surprises, that is.
This isn't the first time a live frog was found in a bagged salad. Last year, a California woman was surprised when a live frog jumped out of her Costco salad. That woman named the frog Dave and kept him as a pet.
No word on whether the Pitman family let poor little Kermit go free.
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