Woman says she found a live frog in a salad she bought at Target

She says the retailer offered her a $5 gift card for her trouble.

It's not every day that a salad ingredient makes someone scream. And it's even rarer that someone would adopt said "ingredient" as a family pet afterwards.

But a Target customer in California says that's exactly what happened to her.

Last week, Becky Garfinkel of Corona posted some unusual feedback on the retailer's Facebook page, saying she found a live frog in a salad she'd purchased from Target:

The product was a 16-ounce "baby spring mix" from Taylor Farms (which is not a Target brand), and the discovery was a dramatic one; Garfinkel said she found the little guy "after eating almost my entire salad and almost stabbed him."

For its part, Target responded and apologized publicly on Garfinkel's post: 

This wasn't the end of the drama, though. Several hours after Target's reply, Garfinkel posted in the thread again, lambasting the Minnesota retailer for offering her a $5 gift card after her ordeal.

"Horrible customer service," she wrote.

But what about the frog?

As noted above, the tiny amphibian avoided becoming lunch, and is now living with Garfinkel and her family as a beloved pet. 

For pretty obvious reasons, they named him "Lucky," the Los Angeles Times reported

The paper, which also reported that the discovery made Garfinkel scream, said Taylor Farms is investigating how Lucky made his way into the salad, while Target said it's "working directly with Garfinkel" on the situation. 

GoMN has reached out to Target for further comment. 

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