Crowley Woman Claims to Have Found Mouse Inside of Store-Bought Thanksgiving Turkey
This year's Thanksgiving dinner had a surprise guest for one Crowley family.
The Hollier family was set to prepare their Thanksgiving meal around a premium Butterball turkey but were shocked at what they found upon opening their frozen holiday bird.
Nicole Hollier posted photos to her Facebook account claiming to have found a mouse in her Butterball turkey. She told her followers it was "by no means" a joke and warned her followers to thoroughly check their store-bought turkeys as well.
Hollier's post has gotten over 500 comments and more than 3,000 shares since she posted it back on Wednesday (Nov. 23) and has popped up on numerous other blogs and Facebook pages as it continues to go viral.
Of course, the internet is inherently skeptical, so in addition to those who were just as taken aback as the Hollier family was, there were many who called the post "fake" and an attempt to go viral.
Reactions were definitely mixed, but the Hollier family stood their ground on their findings. There were also many others who also came to their defense.
Of course, there were also some folks who questioned if the Hollier family still ate the turkey, but they cleared that one up in the comments.
Finding bugs, rodents, or foreign objects in packaged food is nothing new, so—whether it's real or fake—let this be a reminder to thoroughly inspect and safely wash all of your food before cooking or consumption.
Hollier told me that Butterball has already caught wind of her post and reached out to her family about the incident to reimburse them for the turkey. As far as how their dinner went, Nicole tells me her husband was able to hunt down a last-minute turkey roll for a Thanksgiving that they will never forget.
If you have any questions or concerns—or just want to "talk turkey," Butterball still has their famous hotline and you can contact them by hopping over to their official website here.
Here's to you and your family having a rodent-free Thanksgiving and we wish you the best this holiday season.