Just days after two people in Miami discovered a dead bat in a package of salad greens, a Maryland couple said they found an unexpected surprise in a bag of fresh spinach. But this time, it was alive.
Shanmukha Pranay Rajeev Jerripothula found a live scorpion when he opened a bag of pre-packaged spinach that he had purchased from a Giant food store on Friday, according to WJLA. Photos provided to WJLA show a small scorpion trapped in a water bottle.
Jerripothula called Giant and attempted to get the store to stop selling the product, but he said they refused. Giant issued a statement to WJLA saying they are following up with their supplier and working to make sure it doesn’t happen again.
Authorities say the bat was sent to a CDC rabies lab for testing.
“The deteriorated condition of the bat did not allow for CDC to definitively rule out whether this bat had rabies,” the statement indicated.