A family in the United States leapt in surprise when they discovered what was lurking in a bag of spinach they bought from the supermarket.
When the Worrick family, from Michigan, opened the bag sealed package of organic baby spinach — which the label claimed was “triple washed” — they found a small, live frog nestled among the leaves, the New York Post reports.
“My daughter was screaming, she was like ‘Oh my God, it’s a frog,’ and I was like, ‘What?’” Amber Worrick told WJBK-TV.
“Just thank God I didn’t eat the frog.”
She discovered the animal — which turned out to be a Pacific tree frog, native to California — camouflaged in the leafy vegetable and still moving.
Ms Worrick purchased the package of Earthbound Farms Organic Spinach at Meijer supermarket in Southfield, Michigan, and didn’t notice anything unusual about it when she picked it up.
“I didn’t see anything, didn’t feel heavy,” she said. “I didn’t feel anything wiggling.”
After making the unexpected discovery, she returned the spinach to the store and received a refund — and also brought along the frog, which was relocated to a new home by its employees.
Earthbound Farms’ parent company, Taylor Farms, sent a statement to apologise for the slip-up.
But Ms Worrick is confused about how it could have happened.
“On the package, it says three times washed, or something like triple washed,” she said.
“I don’t believe that it was washed or else they would have caught a whole live frog.”
This article originally appeared on the New York Post and was reproduced with permission