Excuse me, but there's a lizard in this lettuce

Excuse me, but there's a lizard in this lettuce

The carcass in the food was missing a tail, and Carr isn't sure if she has actually ingested the animal's tail.

She said her friend, a biologist, identified the reptile as a blue bellied or western fence lizard native to California. She had washed the romaine lettuce and made a salad out of it.

So, not only is Carr concerned about finding a lizard in her lettuce, she's anxious she may have eaten the tip of the tail.

In the meantime, Carr said she reached out to the media about the lizard, which she described as roughly 5 inches long and scaly, not to shame the company or the supplier - but to instead caution shoppers to check their own groceries, and be aware that this could happen to them.

It was the first time that Carr had a store-bought lettuce.

Carr and her son never experienced any signs of illness.

Michelle Carr bit into a dead lizard in lettuce that she bought from a store at Shaw's supermarket in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

A spokesperson for Shaw's said the company is working with the lettuce supplier to figure out why this happened and how to prevent it. A spokesperson from the supermarket said that the company is now working with its lettuce supplier to find out how this happened and to prevent a similar incident from happening again. She is concerned about salmonella and E. coli exposure for her and her baby. Carr was informed that because the lettuce was packed outside the state, that state Health Department does not have jurisdiction over the case.

Carr has contacted the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, the Food and Drug Administration and Shaw's and is waiting for a reply.

"I've been breastfeeding nearly non-stop since he was born", said Carr. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is also investigating the incident.

Carr hopes others will learn from this incident, watch what they buy and know where it comes from. 'We need to be really diligent about washing your produce no matter where you get it from'.

It was no avocado, she said.

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