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Little frog tries to put iron in diet

ONE little frog who unwisely wanted to add a bit of iron to his diet has been fortunate enough to live to tell the tale.

This little desert tree frog found himself in an iron that luckily belonged to The Ark Animal Hospital's founder Stephen Cutter. The Ark's vets worked swiftly to extract the frog for a safe return to his natural environment. Picture: Michael Franchi
This little desert tree frog found himself in an iron that luckily belonged to The Ark Animal Hospital's founder Stephen Cutter. The Ark's vets worked swiftly to extract the frog for a safe return to his natural environment. Picture: Michael Franchi

Ark Animal Hospital owner Stephen Cutter was about to iron his uniform for his other job at the Territory Wildlife Park, when he noticed movement in the water compartment of his iron.

Not one to waste a life on an ironed shirt, Mr Cutter put the iron into a box with the hope that it would make its way out itself.

"It was not really what I was expecting. I mustn't have closed the lid properly for the water bit," he said.

"It was enjoying the moisture - it's quite dry at the moment, so it was looking for some moisture."

This little desert tree frog found himself in an iron that luckily belonged to The Ark Animal Hospital's founder Stephen Cutter. The Ark's vets worked swiftly to extract the frog for a safe return to his natural environment. Picture: Michael Franchi
This little desert tree frog found himself in an iron that luckily belonged to The Ark Animal Hospital's founder Stephen Cutter. The Ark's vets worked swiftly to extract the frog for a safe return to his natural environment. Picture: Michael Franchi

The next day, Mr Cutter dropped the iron off at his workplace so colleagues could get the frog out while he headed out bush.

Nurses chopped up the iron with tools, and successfully rescued the amphibian and ID'd him as a desert tree frog.

Mr Cutter said chopping up the iron was the best excuse to not have to iron his uniforms.

In safe hands at last. Picture: Michael Franchi
In safe hands at last. Picture: Michael Franchi

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