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Katy Boy, 3, Finds Rat in Bottle of Dr Pepper: Grandfather

John Graves, of Katy, says his grandson had already drunk half the bottle of Dr Pepper when he noticed a rat inside

A Houston-area man says he found a rat in his young grandson's half-drunk bottle of Dr Pepper.

John Graves, of Katy, described the rodent as being a "pretty good size" to KPRC TV. Graves said his 3-year-old grandson Kayden started drinking the soda on Sunday and didn't notice the rat until he reopened the bottle later on.

"[It was] about 3 inches long with a big tail," Graves recalled.

Graves said Kayden's pediatrician has run tests on the boy to make sure he is OK. The family is awaiting the results.

The Dr Pepper Snapple Group has asked for the bottle, but Kayden's family is not ready to hand it over. They say there's no way the rat got inside after they bought the drink.

"I want to get the rat tested to see where it came from, how it got there and if there's really any medical concerns that we need to be worried about," Graves said.

The company released a statement saying it was "virtually impossible" given their safeguards at production facilities for "any foreign object to enter any container during the bottling process."

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