Of all the most disgusting rogue ingredients you can brainstorm finding in a bowl of chili, “severed furry rat head” is highly unlikely to make the list, because who would even think that up? Well, Bob Wilson now will. The Florida man — and until now Golden Corral regular — claims he, his son, and some friends were eating a buffet dinner recently, and this curly-eared rodent head was a thing he had to spit out after digging into his chili. “The first bite I took out of it was a crunch,” he says, already crossing over the TMI zone, “and at the time I was like, ‘Maybe, you know, sometimes you get a hard bean inside of chili.’” But alas, there were no hard beans inside Wilson’s chili. His next stop was the bathroom. Warning: Snaggletoothed rat head photo, straight ahead.
“I just couldn’t get the taste out of my mouth,” he says. The table’s meal was comped, and their waitress summoned a manager, who inspected the head and said, “Wow, that is a rat.” He then reportedly “took pictures of it, moved it around a little bit, took pictures in different angles. He was like me, he was horrified.” Wilson adds he can’t help but worry that wasn’t all he ate — “Who’s to say that first bite wasn’t his foot?” — but, in all fairness, that toothy head doesn’t look like it had much else attached to it.