Frog Who Traveled for Over 4,0000 Miles Rescued by RSPCA


| LAST UPDATE 01/03/2023

By Daria Appleby
Frog Animal Rescue RSPCA
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A frog that embarked on a solo excursion has finally been saved. Despite the courageous efforts to continue the lengthy journey, it finally came to an end when the RSPCA leaped in to save the day. The frog got itself into a fairly tricky situation - and now all that's left is a story to tell.

Taking into consideration the wilderness that caters to all wildlife habitats, the frog handled his journey quite nicely. With no other tadpoles or fellow frog friends by its side, the tailless amphibian leaped for over 4,000 miles using bananas as stepping stones. But alas, the tadpole's journey had to come to end one day. Thankfully, since the toad couldn't speak for itself, The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, RSPCA, enlightened us with great detail about their finest rescues of the past year, explaining the incidents as "weird and wonderful." Their first rescue was in early 2022, on January 2nd, when Nacho, the seal-up, was rescued near a river in Bristol. As well, among the rescue, there was a hedgehog "extracted from a drainpipe with barbecue tongs," making it one of the trickiest situations in 2022, says The Guardian. After great teamwork and "gentle persuasion," the tongs set the hedgehog free back into the wild. Now, all eyes were on their latest rescue of the tree frog, who started off in quite an exotic location.

Endangered Frog Rescue RSPCA
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In September 2022, the RSPCA received a call after a Hispaniolan tree frog exited the Dominican Republic and commenced a 4,300-mile journey. Just using a bunch of bananas, the tropical toad made its way from the Caribbean to the UK. An inside source from Tamworth, Staffordshire, told The Guardian, "We were unpacking the shopping in the kitchen, and my wife turned to me and said 'look there's a frog in the bananas,' and I said 'sorry, there's a what in the bananas?'" So it seems the frog went through food-trading customs to end up where it was. Thankfully, rescuer Jonny Wood confirmed the frog was in "good condition" when found despite the long hours of traveling.

There are hundreds of unknown rescue missions out there that need to be fulfilled. The inspectorate commissioner elaborated on the situation, "with our teams out rescuing animals from danger and suffering 365 days a year, we are often their only hope. It's an honor to be able to lend a hand to animals in desperate need, and we hope people enjoy seeing some of the weird and wonderful places animals have found themselves in need of our help."

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