When mother-of-two Zoe Butler, 28, opened up a Princes can of tuna that she was going to use to make dinner for her daughter, she saw something that definitely wasn’t supposed to be there.
According to Nottingham Post, she said, “I opened the top of the lid and saw a purply thing, a gut sack or intestine – then I turned it round and pushed it with a fork and saw it looking back at me.”
“I dropped the fork, jumped back, screamed a bit and shouted for my nan to come and have a look,” Butler added.
When her grandmother, Susan Goddard, 69, came to try to figure out what the creature was, they could only figure out that it was dead, but were still unsure as to what it was.
Butler said, “It’s got like a spiny tail along the bottom – it’s quite grim.”
Butler notified Princes as well as the local store in Nottingham, UK where she bought the tuna, and has since held on to the dead creature as evidence.
— Zoe Butler (@zoelouisebutler) January 19, 2015
A spokesman for Princes responded, “We were contacted by Mrs. Butler and immediately responded to apologize. We are arranging for her to send us the product so that we can look into this matter fully.”
Butler, who works as a clerical officer, did confirm that she’s not she doesn’t want any money from this. She said, “I just want to find out what it is and to make sure it doesn’t happen to somebody else. I didn’t set out to get compensation and I don’t a want lifetime’s supply of tuna!”
Dr. Hany Elsheikha, associate professor of veterinary parasitology at the University of Nottingham, said it could be some form of baby crab that had his legs chopped off in the process.
Apparently, Princes is getting a track record for this kind of thing happening, as another head was found in a Princes tuna can a few years ago.