An Australian woman said on Thursday she was horrified after finding a live rat nestled inside a loaf of bread she bought at a supermarket.
The woman, who had been shopping in Aitkenvale, in Queensland’s tropical north, noticed there were holes in the sliced bread as she was packing her bags into the car.
“I said to my friend, ‘this bread’s got a hole in it, it looks like a rat’s eaten into it’,” the woman, who asked not to be identified, told the Australian Associated Press.
When she lifted the bag out she found a live rodent had chewed through the packaging and was lurking inside.
“The thought of a live rat in my loaf of bread and so close to me was pretty gruesome,” she said.
“I didn’t want to vomit, I just wanted to throw it away, I got all squeamish.” … The woman took the bread back to the supermarket after the discovery on Sunday but they were reluctant to take responsibility, she told the newspaper.
“It came from their shop but they are saying it was in the bread before it was delivered to the shop,” she said. …