Rayong’s frog-tunate discovery: Residents hop on golden toad’s good luck

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Residents in a Rayong village believe a golden yellow toad they discovered amid regular frogs during a heavy downpour will bring good luck. The woman who caught the toad refuses to sell it as she believes it would bring good luck and generate a lottery windfall someday.

Reporters yesterday met with the woman who caught the toad, Vinijta Ruamwong, at her home in Huai Yang Sub-district, Klaeng District, Rayong Province at 5pm. During the meeting, she showcased the golden yellow toad she had caught on a rubber plantation. The toad’s distinct golden-yellow colour and robust appearance marked a stark contrast to the common black and slender frogs.

The 28 year old Vinijta disclosed that the night before, she and her partner caught around 4-5 kilograms of frogs in the area to sell. After arriving back at their home, they made the startling discovery that the golden toad had mixed with common frogs. They separated the golden toad and kept it, believing it would bring them luck.

Surprised by the unique toad’s inability to escape capture like other fast-moving frogs, Vinijta’s hopes soared. She firmly believed that the toad would bring her immense luck, leading to a life-changing lottery win. Driven by this belief, she vowed never to sell the toad, viewing it as an invaluable talisman of fortune.

Similarly, an uprising for lottery numbers in the Thai village has been sparked by the recent discovery of an albino turtle by Thai fishermen. She claims she caught the albino turtle after dreaming about old, hole-ridden 10 baht coins. So now the villagers pick their lottery numbers based on the woman’s dream. Discover more HERE.

Thailand is bracing itself for another lottery draw tomorrow, June 1. There have been dozens of stories this month on lottery number predictions and good luck charms. Read more about them HERE.

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Golden toad is believed to be a bringer of good fortune.

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Samantha Rose

Samantha was a successful freelance journalist who worked with international news organizations before joining Thaiger. With a Bachelor's degree in Journalism from London, her global perspective on news and current affairs is influenced by her days in London, Singapore, and Bangkok. She now uncovers general stories related to Thailand.