A Lufkin woman says she found a rat in a bag of frozen Hill Country Fare Chicken she purchased at Lufkin's H-E-B on Thursday.

Sonya Runnels said she went to the store around 2:30 p.m. Thursday with her daughter, and she purchased a chicken fryer and three bags of frozen chicken drumsticks and Creole seasoning.

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Sonya Runnels of Lufkin was distraught after realizing she was holding a body of a dead rat instead of a piece of chicken while cooking for her family Friday afternoon. Runnels said she bought three bags of frozen chicken from H-E-B on Thursday, and the rat was in the second bag she cooked.

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Sonya Runnels of Lufkin said she found a dead rat in a bag of frozen Hill Country Fare chicken drumsticks she bought from H-E-B on Thursday. She is hoping for some kind of compensation if her family becomes ill because of the experience.

Grace Juarez's email address is grace.juarez@lufkindailynews.com.