Natural Oyster Pearl Found

Natural Oyster Pearl Found

A Latrobe boy crunched down on a pretty little bonus when he dug into fried oysters at a local restaurant.

"I was eating and heard a grind in my mouth. I thought, 'Oh crap, it's a tooth,'" said Brice Hoza, 11, of Latrobe, who was dining with his family at Carol & Dave's Roadhouse restaurant in Ligonier just before Christmas.

"We noticed him moving his mouth around a bite of food. Then he said there was something in his mouth," said his grandmother, Barbara Hoza of Ligonier.

When the boy said he thought it was a pearl, his grandmother said, she looked at him in disbelief.

It was indeed a perfect, teardrop-shaped pearl.

Restaurant owner Dave Cassler said the oysters were harvested at a saltwater farm in Louisiana. He orders them every week for Seafood Friday at the restaurant.

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Jun 19, 2013
With a Prize Inside
by: Anonymous

Like Cracker Jacks only better!! I'm glad it wasn't a broken tooth.

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