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Sarasota woman finds bird skull in Publix spinach

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SARASOTA, Fla. -

A Sarasota woman claims she found an unexpected and unappetizing surprise inside her purchase from Publix.

She claims she found the skull of a bird inside a package of frozen spinach bought from the popular grocery store, and what's worse is that she says she found it after she and some of her friends had eaten some of the spinach.

In a statement to FOX 13, Publix said it is investigating what Madeline Brogan found.

She said she was making appetizers for a New Year's Eve party and microwaved the bag of spinach and drained it.

She said she found one big chunk and figured it was a stem or something still frozen, so she put it aside in the sink, moving on with the appetizer and her party.

To her horror the next day, she said she discovered what really was in the sink.  

"I picked it up and started pulling the spinach off it and realized there were two eyeholes, and it was a little skull," she said. "I ate that eye, or someone did."

For reference, the skull is pictured next to a toothpick. It's very small, about the size of a quarter.

Publix said this to us:

"We did receive communication from the customer through our customer care department, which was shared with our corporate quality assurance team. They are working through the details with the customer and the supplier. We have not received any additional complaints and believe this is an isolated incident."

She said Publix offered to refund the price of the spinach, and she said she doesn't want anything from them.

Brogan said she's not mad. She's just worried about where the rest of the bird may be and wants to make sure they take this kind of thing seriously.

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