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Tree frog hops to Scotland inside holidaymaker's suitcase

Jam tart-sized Terrence made the journey from South Africa to Edinburgh inside the luggage.

Terrence is now at the Scottish SPCA centre in Balerno.
Terrence is now at the Scottish SPCA centre in Balerno. Google 2018/Scottish SPCA

Tourists accidentally smuggled an extra guest into their luggage as they travelled to Edinburgh from South Africa - a tree frog named Terrence.

The creature, described as the same size as a jam tart, was found by surprised holidaymakers in the capital on Tuesday.

The frog was taken to the Scottish SPCA's centre in Balerno, where he was named.

Animal rescue officer Sarah Auldsmith said: "Terrence is just a small frog, roughly the same size as a jam tart, and must have jumped into the caller's suitcase whilst packing.

"It was only when they went to unpack that they noticed him.

"Terrence seems in good health and we'll be looking to rehome him with an expert after he has been properly checked over."

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