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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."

Pitman

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

protein."

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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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
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