*Hey, how many of us love a good tuna sandwich? Just thinking about one we can practically taste it — with the chopped celery, maybe a little boiled egg mixed in, some mayo. All on a nice french bun. But when we open the can to start the preparation of the tasty sandwich, we probably wouldn’t count on a pair of fish eyes staring up at us. I dunno, all of a sudden you find you’re not hungry after all.
Zoe Butler said she won’t even share the news of the find with her daughter, who she was preparing dinner for when she found it inside the can of Princes tuna she was making.
The young 28-year-old British woman was shocked and sent a picture that showed a tiny creature with eyes to Princes Tuna who now promises to investigate.
Scroll down to see the ghastly sight.
Butler 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.
“It’s got like a spiny tail along the bottom, it’s quite grim. I dropped the fork, jumped back, screamed a bit and shouted for my nan to come and have a look.
“I haven’t shown it to the kids because they might get put off eating tuna. 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.”
The mother-of-two purchased the can of tuna from a local market as part of a multi-pack.
Her grandmother, Susan Goddard, 69, added a bit more detail to the look of the thing saying, “It’s a little red and has eyes, bright black, looking at you. We did manage to ascertain that it was dead.”
Dr. Hany Elsheikha, associate professor of veterinary parasitology at the University of Nottingham, said it could be some form of juvenile crab.
He said: “All I can see from the picture is a body and the eyes are very prominent. The legs have been chopped off during the process.”
A spokesman for Princes said: “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.”
A spokeswoman from the store called Asda, said they were awaiting the outcome of the investigation.
In the meantime, Butler says, she just wants to determine what the creature is to ensure nobody else finds themselves in the same situation
“I didn’t set out to get compensation and I don’t a want lifetime’s supply of tuna!”