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Lab test proves 'fried rat' is actually chicken, KFC says

(Facebook/Devorise Dixon) (Facebook/Devorise Dixon)
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KFC is calling out the man who posted a disturbing image of what appeared to be a deep-fried rat that had been served to him at a Kentucky Fried Chicken in California.

An attorney for the customer handed the questionable tender over to an independent lab for DNA tests. Those tests, according to KFC, determined the product was chicken and not a rat as the customer claimed.

The image was posted to Facebook earlier this month by customer Devorise Dixon and drew reactions ranging from doubt to disgust. The photo of a piece of rodent shaped meat with a long strand of tail-like breading quickly went viral.

"The right thing for this customer to do is to apologize and cease making false claims about the KFC brand," a KFC spokesperson said in a statement.

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