A North Carolina preschool teacher was going to treat her students to an Easter egg hunt before the holiday weekend, but instead was surprised by what she found inside one plastic, split-apart egg.

Amy Purser bought the eggs, which are generally filled with candy or other goodies, at a Mint Hill, N.C., Dollar Store. Purser opened it when she realized it weighed more than the others she purchased that were empty at the time.

It held bones.

“This is gross,” Purser told WCNC-TV of her discovery.

Image source: WCNC-TV

Image source: WCNC-TV

Purser’s plans to give out the eggs to her students were actually scrapped at the last minute after the school ended up having enough, but she had intended to use them for something else. The eggs were manufactured in China.

“Had my plans not changed at the last minute, this would have been found by a 4- or 5-year-old child,” she said. ”I don’t know if they would have stopped to say that doesn’t look like candy.”

Purser told the news station that she’s not sure what type of animal the bones belong to, but she has been told by vets that they are mammal bones and they are cooked.

“It’s not a rat or mouse,” Purser told WCNC. “Both vets don’t feel like it’s any sort of bird. Both of them agree it’s some sort of small mammal.”

Watch the news station’s report:

Dollar General said in a statement that it is contacting the product manufacturer for more information. It is also offering Purser a full refund or exchange.

(H/T: USA Today)

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