Stowaway South African frog found in suitcase in Edinburgh

9 March 2018, 11:30


A tree frog has hitched a lift from South Africa to Scotland in a suitcase.

Holidaymakers discovered the stowaway when they returned to their home in Edinburgh.

They took the frog to the Scottish SPCA's centre in Balerno on Tuesday, where staff have named him Terrence.

Scottish SPCA animal rescue officer Sarah Auldsmith said: "Terrence is just a small frog, roughly the same size as a jam tart, and must have jumped into the caller's suitcase whilst packing.

"It was only when they went to unpack that they noticed him.

"Terrence seems in good health and we'll be looking to rehome him with an expert after he has been properly checked over."