Dead rat reportedly found in soda

0510 rat in sodaHouston, Tex. (KPRC/NBC) — A Texas grandfather says a dead rodent was found inside his young grandson’s bottle of Dr. Pepper soda.

Floating in the half-empty 20-ounce bottle of Dr. Pepper is some sort of rodent. It’s got beady eyes, small ears and a tail.

John Graves, of Katy, said his 3-year-old grandson, Kayden, drank the Dr. Pepper on Sunday after they bought it in Galveston. They gave it to him while he sat in his car seat. He didn’t finish it, so they put the cap back on.

“This morning when they opened it they found something floating in there,” Graves said. “Pretty good size. About 3 inches long with a big tail.”

“You think it’s rabies. You think of dirty, filthy rodents. What did he ingest?” he said.

Worried, they called their pediatrician and took Kayden in.

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