Woman finds small frog at bottom of salad bag, keeps it as pet

Yes, she’ll have the amphibian salad.

A Corona, Calif. woman discovered a small frog inside her packaged salad.

The amphibian was covered in salad dressing and almost stabbed by Becky Garfinkel’s fork, but she discovered it just in time.

At first horrified, Garfinkel eventually rescued the frog. She’s keeping it as a family pet now, with the appropriate name of Lucky, according to the L.A. Times.

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Garfinkel, 37, told The Times that she purchased the spring mix salad from a Target last Wednesday.

It was only when she got near the bottom of the salad did she discovered the unintended passenger.


Backy Garfinkel of California found a tiny frog in her Target packaged salad. She decided to keep it as a pet.

(Becky Garfinkel/Facebook)

She captioned a Facebook post about the encounter: “Target… this is the most disgusting thing I have seen. Yes that’s a frog, a live frog from my spring mix I got from your store today. I discovered him after eating almost my entire salad and almost stabbed him. The worst for me is that I’m a very strict vegetarian due to meat allergies.”

“I was going to stab at it and take a bite, and I see it…and I scream,” Garfinkel told The Times.

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At that point, she was compelled to save the animal, not kill it.

And that’s the story of Lucky’s unconventional adoption.

“He survived so much,” Garfinkel told the same outlet. “I am just happy he survived and I didn’t eat him.”

Garfinkel said she contacted Target and was allegedly offered a $5 gift card. She also reached out to Taylor Farms, which produced the salad. The company has reportedly begun an investigation, according to The Times.

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A spokesperson for Target told the Daily News that the company is “aware of the incident” and is “working directly with the guest.”


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