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A Detroit-area woman bought a package of spinach and a live frog was inside

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. A Detroit-area woman bought a package of spinach and was surprised to find a live frog inside. She returned the bag to the store, and they released the critter back into the wild. But a Michigan agriculture official said that was not proper protocol. The frog might be an invasive species which might now be trying to hitch a ride back home.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "HITCH HIKE")

MARVIN GAYE: (Singing) ...Hitchhike. I've got to...

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