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Bottoms up.

That’s usually how Ron Morais, of New Brunswick, Canada rolls. He really likes coffee. So much so that he “always takes the lid off” to get the last sip. But on Monday, after picking up a steaming cup of coffee from his local McDonald’s, his last sip ritual was interrupted by a mouse. A dead mouse. In the bottom of his McDonald’s coffee cup.

Oh. And mouse poop. From the CBC:

Morais said that wasn’t all that was in the cup. He said the mouse left “a few little, shall we say, presents” at the bottom of it.

Morais then showed a few of his co-workers what he had found.

“Unless I had been there and seen Ron drink all that coffee down to the last drop, I would have been, like, ‘You’re lying,’” said one colleague, Brad Patterson.

Jennifer LaHaye, another co-worker who saw the mouse, recalls Morais’s reaction.

“’Oh my God, there’s a mouse in my coffee,’ is what he says. I turn around and look at him. The first time I looked, I actually looked and it’s really, he’s not joking,” LaHaye said.

“Like is he OK — and after that, I got green to the gills.”

And so did Morais. After drinking the entire mouse dropping infused coffee, he felt a little ill.

“I kind of had a little queasiness in my stomach,” he said.

The franchise is investigating the claim.

Jason Patuano, the communications manager for the eastern region for McDonald’s Canada, issued a corporate statement that underscored how seriously the chain takes food safety.

“We take allegations involving cleanliness and sanitation very seriously,” the statement said.

“Upon learning of this situation, the local franchisee immediately began an investigation, including working closely with the local public health authority who conducted an inspection this [Tuesday] morning following receiving a complaint.”

A Department of Health inspection found “no evidence of pests,” but Morais is sticking to his story. And he’s taking it like a champ — in the end, he just really wants to know the truth.

“I’d like to know how the mouse got in the cup of coffee,” he said.

So far, McDonald’s hasn’t given the coffee lover an answer.


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