A can of tuna should only contain that — tuna.

It shouldn’t have space for a “strange creature” like what Zoe Butler, of Hawthorn Crescent in Arnold, had when she opened a can of Princes Tuna last week.

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Nottingham Post reported that Butler found a small creature in one of the can of tuna chunks she bought from Asda in Front Street, Arnold.

“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,” Butler said. “It’s got like a spiny tail along the bottom – it’s quite grim.”

She however did not show the strange creature to her kids as they might no longer eat tuna. 

Butler has kept the dead creature in the tin and complained to the company.


“I just want to find out what it is and to make sure it doesn’t happen to somebody else,” she said. “I didn’t set out to get compensation and I don’t a want lifetime’s supply of tuna!” 

Princes has apologized and said they are investigating.

“We were contacted by Mrs Butler and immediately responded to apologise. We are arranging for her to send us the product so that we can look into this matter fully,” a spokesman for Princes said.

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