A man claims he found a DEAD MOUSE inside a bottle of Diet Coke - but social media users smelled a rat sparking speculation he faked the incident.Erick Dixon posted a live video on Facebook of his disgusting discovery which soon went viral, with more than 5.7 million views.
Erick, from San Pedro Garza Garcia, in the north-eastern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, claims he decided to film himself opening the bottle as he had noticed something odd.
He told viewers: "I found something a bit strange in the top part of the bottle and decided to record a video while emptying the drink."
In the footage, Erick uses a large knife to prise the cap off a glass bottle of the soft drink, branded as Coca-Cola Light in that territory.
There is no audible hiss of escaping gas though a bubble can be seen flying out of the bottle after it is opened.
He seems surprised to find some hairs on the underside of the cap, telling viewers: "There are hairs in the cover. There are also hairs inside. I am going to throw it because it is too disgusting."
He pours the dark liquid into a sink and once it has drained, a dead rodent is seen inside the bottle.
Although it seems almost too large to fit through the bottle’s neck, it is the size of a mouse despite Erick describing it as a rat.
Erick says: "Look at this, something is appearing now. I don’t know if you can see it, but this is a rat, inside a Coke bottle.
"It is a new Coke, just bought in Oxxo, it does not matter where it was bought, but it was new, totally new, and there is a kind of little mouse.
"This is the mouse that invaded my Coke. If you drink Coke, please check it before drinking it."
According to local media, The Cocoa-Cola Company has not commented on the incident, despite the fact the video went viral and caused a storm of disagreement, with more than 11,600 armchair experts chipping in so far.
Netizen ‘Marla C Valles’ said: "We almost believe you, man."
‘Jacob Espinosa’ said: "When he opened the bottle, there was no gas from inside."
But ‘Teresa Ortega’ wrote: "What a disgusting thing!"
‘Bianca J Primero’ added: "Very disgusting, poor you, man. I do not notice if there are hairs in the cover or what, but it is disgusting anyway."