Montecasino: Stowaway frog’s quarantine over

2013-02-05 00:00

CAPE TOWN — Jack B. Nimble the stowaway frog is out of quarantine and posing for the public at the Montecasino bird park in Sandton.

The Asiatic frog, found at a Cape Town Mr Price Home shop in a candlestick shipped from China, was spared euthanasia when the bird park offered him a home, but had to serve a term in quarantine to be sure he was not carrying diseases or parasites that might harm South African wildlife.

Now, although his enclosure has plenty of places to hide, he “likes looking around”, said Martie Rossouw at the bird park. He’s a lively frog with a good appetite, she said.

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