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This Thing Crawling Out Of This Salmon Is A Whole Lot Of Nope

"So much for Sunday meal prep."

Jen Chafitz recently discovered something gross wiggling around on the fish she purchased from Fry's Grocery store in Glendale, Arizona. She posted a video of the suspect creatures on Facebook.

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"Getting ready to do my food prep...found these little worms underneath the packaging," Chafitz said in the video.

"They're actually living in the fish. You can see that one is kinda going in and out," she remarked in her video.


According to ABC15, after bringing the freaky fish back to Fry's, the manager gave the couple a full refund.

BuzzFeed has reached out to the Chafitz couple and Fry's grocery store for further comment.

Though Jen Chafitz who found it hasn't confirmed what the creature is, James Cook University's Dr. Fiona Baird told BuzzFeed, “that worm coming out of the fish probably was Anisakis simplex.”

Additionally, "if consumed alive will give you a gastroenteritis (I.e. diarrhea and vomiting). It’s a very common fish parasite and is found in the gut of the fish. If the fish is not gutted properly then the worms will migrate into the flesh as seen in those fish fillets. The worms become more active once they warm up; however if you cook your fish thoroughly you won’t get sick from consuming them.”