Mystery of a 'tyred' frog

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 26 October, 1993, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 26 October, 1993, 12:00am

LAST week I went to Aberdeen to get some new tyres for my car and the weirdest thing happened.

The mechanic removed one of the wheel trims (last removed about two years ago) and there inside the space between the trim and the wheel was a very large, dead, perfectly formed frog.

So well preserved was it that I did not realise that it was dead until the man kicked it. It was about as big as the palm of my hand. I'm not sure who was the most surprised and horrified, me or the mechanic.

I'm sure that in the dim, distant past I have heard of frogs turning up where frogs didn't ought to be, but this? Has anybody else come across this phenomena? How on earth could a frog of this size get into such an inaccessible place, and how come it had not disintegrated after whirling round and round goodness only knows how many million times? BARBARA SIMPSON (Mrs) Stanley