Luke, from Barnsley in South Yorkshire, said: “I wasn’t shocked there was a frog there because you’ve heard the stories before, but I was shocked it was still alive more than anything.
“It had an eventful trip around the UK from Scotland, ended up in Barnsley of all places, and it happened to myself.
“I’m relieved it has been released and is okay. It would have been sad if it had died.
“We’ve named it Kermit.
“She didn’t look inside the box, clearly, because the frog was hidden at the time.
“We put it in, and carried on shopping. We got home and were unpacking the strawberries.
“My missus thought it was a manky strawberry at first, until she looked closely and realised it was a frog and it was staring back at her.
“She screamed, ‘no way, what on earth’. I ran into the kitchen and asked what’s up, and she shouted, ‘there’s a frog in my strawberries’.
“I didn’t believe her at first and she said, ‘I’m being serious’. It wasn’t until I looked for myself that I realised there actually was.
“My missus turned the tap on and put some water in through the holes because it was a sealed box.
“I left it sealed. I contacted ASDA and they said to bring it back.
“There were a couple of strawberries that had been nibbled. You could tell it had been eating the strawberries.
“The strawberries were Scottish strawberries so the frog had travelled all over the country.
“From Scotland to Barnsley it’s still a four-hour drive, and then obviously it’s gone through all the process of packaging.
“How long has it been in the van for? How long had it been on the shelf? I picked it up. It had been stuck in that packaging for quite a while until we picked it up.”
Luke shared the images online where it received more than 3,284 likes, comments and shares.
He claims they returned Kermit to ASDA where it was taken away to be tested and released back into the wild once it had been judged to be a British amphibian.
An Asda spokesperson said: “All of our fresh fruit and veg is grown naturally so inevitably we get some visitors tagging along for the ride.
“This little guy clearly loved our Scottish strawberries a little too much, but we would like to reassure customers that regular checks are carried out to maintain our quality standards.
“We’d like to thank Mr Bown for returning our little friend and are pleased to confirm he’s now hopped off to find a happy new home.”
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