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Frog in a bog: RSPCA rescues amphibian from Ulverston toilet

[A] common frog has been safely caught and released back into the wild by the RSPCA after thwarting a Cumbria householder’s attempts to remove it from his lavatory.

When RSPCA Inspector Chris Towler was called to an address in Ulverston, he found the large frog perched in the toilet bowl. He said: “It’s the first time I’ve been called out to deal with a frog in a bog.

“When the householder tried to catch and remove the little amphibian from his toilet, he found this ‘slippery customer’ wasn’t keen to leave his porcelain home, so he called us for help.

“Wearing a pair of gloves – though not a frogman’s suit – after a few attempts, I managed to gently catch the frog in a container. I then checked him over and released him at a nearby canal. It was good to see him hop back to where he belonged.

“Whether they are little or large, feathery or furry, the RSPCA is there for all animals.”

If you see an animal you have concerns about please call the RSPCA’s emergency line on 0300 1234 999.

To help the RSPCA continue rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming animals in desperate need of care please visit: or text LOVE to 87023 to give £3 (Text costs £3 + one standard network rate message).

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