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KFC says DNA shows 'fried rat' was chicken

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KFC customer Devorise Dixon claims he was served a fried rat. (YouTube/Dominique)

The man who said he was served a deep fried piece of rat instead of chicken at a California KFC is being called a liar  by the company, following a DNA test of the meat.

“Recently, a customer questioned the quality of a KFC product, and this received considerable publicity given the sensational nature of his claim,” the KFC Rodrigo Coronel told FoxNews.com.

On June 12 , KFC customer Devorise Dixon posted a now-viral photo of a piece of meat on his Facebook page that appeared to be rodent shaped with a long string of fried breading, resembling a tail.

The image immediately drew skepticism from some while shocking others.

KFC immediately responded to the allegations by sending out pictures that showed how the fried chicken is cooked, saying Dixon's original photo clearly showed white meat and couldn't possibly be a rat.

After initially complaining to the restaurant manager, Dixon reportedly refused to communicate directly to KFC and retained an attorney, who gave the product to the chicken chain on Friday for testing at an independent lab.

Now the results are in and DNA tests confirmed the product was chicken and not a rat as the customer claimed, according to KFC.

“We did an internal investigation and talked to all employees. That statement is false,” Coronel said. 

KFC now wants Dixon to “apologize and cease making false claims.”