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It started off as an ordinary lunch, but the meal quickly turned fowl when an Indiana woman made a surprising discovery in her chicken nuggets.
Raquel House was at a McDonald's in Elkhart, Indiana last week munching on a four-pack of Chicken McNuggets when she noticed something strange:
"I started to feel like there was hair in my mouth and that's when I saw there was white hair on my tongue; and I looked at my food and there was feathers coming off the nugget," House told ABC57.com reporter Jason Aubry.
He was skeptical, so the pair investigated further.
"We eventually were able to pull it free from the nugget and take a closer look," he said. "The outside felt smooth and a little bit like plastic, or finger nail to me. It even appeared to have fibers shooting out of one end."
But the trail didn't stop there. They took the McFeather to Charlotte Wolfe, the owner and operator of Prairie Winds Nature Farm, for verification.
“It looks like a small pin-feather, from a broiler-type chicken that would be used for meat in just about any kind of processed chicken product,” Wolfe told reporters.
The owner of the McDonald's that sold the nugget said the chain was investigating as well.
"We take matters regarding food safety and quality very seriously and caution anyone from jumping to conclusions," said Harry Smith in a statement.
Personally, I would welcome a feather in my chicken nuggets... it might be gross, but at least it's some evidence that I'm eating real meat, not Silly Putty. What do you think?