That’s not a crouton! A woman in Maine is totally grossed out after she discovered a 3-inch dead lizard without its tail in a salad she made using bagged lettuce from a supermarket in New Hampshire.
“I thought I was putting my fork into a slice of avocado, but lo and behold, it was…identified by a friend who’s a biologist as a blue-bellied lizard native to California,” says Michelle Carr, a nurse who is currently breastfeeding her baby boy. “That was quite the experience, startling, disgusting.”
She adds that after vomiting, she and her son were put on E. coli watch by the New Hampshire department of health and human services. “I want everyone to know that you really do need to be very careful with what produce you are buying when you shop at local grocery stores that we are supposed to trust with our groceries,” she says.
In other news, a guy in Toronto found a black widow spider in his broccoli and decided to keep it as a pet! He took to Reddit to ask for name suggestions and may use this one: 4060 – the produce code used for broccoli in grocery stores.