Nobody wants to find something gross and foreign in their fast food. But what about when the entire food item is foreign? One especially unlucky KFC customer claims that an entire piece of fried chicken was actually a fried rat.
According to Opposing Views, a man from California named Devorise Dixon reported that he unwrapped a meal from KFC to find a whole, fried rat in place of a fried piece of chicken. He noticed that the meat had an unusual shape, namely a long strip at the bottom that resembled a tail. Upon closer inspection, the customer discovered that he had been served an entire fried rat.
The most horrifying thing about this story is the fact that the man actually took a bite of the fried rat before he noticed something was wrong with it.
“As I bit into it I noticed that it was very hard and rubbery which made me look at it. As I looked down at it I noticed that it was in a shape of a rat with a tail. It sent deep chills throughout my whole body! I’ve been feeling weird ever since. It’s time for a lawyer, be safe don’t eat fast food!”
You can see nauseating photos of the supposed fried rat below.
The customer documented the entire disgusting experience on social media, taking several pictures of the fried rat and uploading them to Facebook. He then froze the rat in a sealed bag and took it to KFC to complain to a manager.
According to the Mirror, managers at KFC claim there is no evidence to support the fried rat complaint. But they also did not reveal what the bizarre piece of meat actually was.
“This happened in the US and, following an immediate investigation, no evidence was found to support this claim,” said a KFC spokesperson. “Food safety is our highest priority worldwide and we take allegations of this nature extremely seriously.”
Some people on social media who have seen pictures of the supposed fried rat claim it could simply be an oddly-shaped piece of fried chicken, with the “tail” being a strip of loose skin.
Snopes has investigated claims of fried critters found in KFC before, usually determining them to be stories of legend that are difficult to prove. The fried rat story was added this week, but no new information was revealed debunking Dixon’s claim.
Do you think it was really a rat?
Editor’s Note: The Inquisitr has been contacted by KFC’s representatives with an official statement and photographic documentation.
“A customer has made a serious claim against KFC and refuses to cooperate in the investigation. The images the customer originally posted do not include this second angle because it clearly shows it’s a piece of hand-breaded white meat chicken. Based on this, and the fact that he refuses to allow anyone to see the product, we are left to believe that he intended to deceive the public with this hoax and we are considering all options.”
[Images courtesy of Facebook, KFC]