Florida man wants to sell perfectly round egg

Egg found in carton at Publix

Published On: Aug 23 2013 09:11:56 AM EDT
BRANDON, Fla. -

A Brandon man says he plans to sell a perfectly round egg he found inside a carton he had bought at his local supermarket.

The Tampa Tribune reports that 25-year-old Carlos Vilar was making eggs for his daughter recently when he noticed the oddball egg. He says he didn't check the carton at Publix when he bought them.

Though it's very uncommon for a chicken to lay a round egg, it's extremely rare for that egg to land on the shelf of a grocery store. A Publix spokesman says a round egg would be an unprecedented find among the supermarket chain.

Vilar posed Thursday for a newspaper photo with the egg. He says he's keeping it -- for now -- until he can sell it.