A Hucknall vets’ surgery has become well-known for treating all kinds of creatures.
And the latest one to benefit from attention at Buckley House on West Street is a White’s tree frog.
Given the name Kermit by surgery staff, the frog is owned by Jeremie Cauchois, who lives in Sherwood.
Sadly, one of Kermit’s legs had to be amputated after it became trapped by an accident in its enclosure.
But much to the delight of Jeremie and his six-year-old daughter, Reyna, the frog has made an excellent recovery.
Kermit belongs to a species of frog which is believed to originate from Australia and Papua New Guinea.
Jeremie (39), a computer technician at Nottingham University, takes a keen interest in amphibian creatures.
He received Kermit as a gift from a relative and he also has other frogs, salamanders and newts.
Jon Hadley, the vet who carried out the ampuation, said: “It was a delicate operation to perform on such a small creature. It took about half an hour, including the time needed for anaesthetic to take effect.”
The frog is also known as a dumpy tree frog (Litoria caerulea). Its average lifespan in captivity is about 16 years, and it screams when it is in danger to scare off its foe, and squeaks when it is touched.