[Update on 6 September 2013, 10:20 am: Added updates from McDonald's Singapore]
McDonald's Singapore has sent a sample of the half-eaten Sausage McMuffin, in which a customer claims to have found a baby lizard, for a lab test.
According to senior communications manager Kevin Lim over the phone, a staff went to the customer's home on Wednesday to collect a sample of the Sausage McMuffin, which was sent for a lizard lab test afterwards.
He also said that the results of the test will be out "within the next few days".
On Wednesday, a fast food customer in Singapore had the shock of her life when she discovered what she claims to be the tail of a baby lizard sticking out of her half-eaten Sausage McMuffin.
A photo of the half-eaten burger was snapped and sent to Yahoo! Singapore via our Facebook page.
The photo was taken by a McDonald’s customer known by her Facebook name as Sandy Sand, who apparently discovered the nasty lizard surprise after buying the burger from the Ang Mo Kio drive-through branch.
Sandy posted the photo on the fast food restaurant’s Facebook page at noon, leaving a Facebook post that said, “How gross is tat! (sic)? How r u going to answer for tis! (sic)??”
McDonald’s Singapore replied in the evening and said, “Dear Sandy, we sincerely apologise for your experience. We would like to assure you that food quality and safety is of utmost importance to us and we will be investigating this matter.”
Sandy was then asked to leave them a private message so staff could reach her directly.
The photo post has been shared over 100 times as of Wednesday evening.
In a statement from McDonalds Singapore, they said, “We have reached out to the customer for her assistance, however at this point we are unable to verify whether a foreign object is present based on the photo provided, and would not want to speculate until we have more information.
"Our Quality Assurance team will investigate this matter thoroughly and we hope to obtain a sample of the product from the customer for further analysis.”
Netizens were quick to label the shock discovery as the "McLizard" burger.
Local parody site SGAG's meme of the half-eaten burger (shown below) is also going viral.