WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP/WCBS 880) It's not often that a person orders a plate of fried oysters and walks away with a souvenir. But that's exactly what happened to Mike McHenry, of Washington Township, on Wednesday night when he thought he had chomped down on a piece of shell and instead spit out a pea-sized pearl. "I was just grateful I didn't break my teeth," said McHenry. McHenry tells the full story of his discovery to WCBS 880's Wayne Cabot. McHenry's find at Russo's Ristorante was a rare one, according to Gef Flimlin, a marine extension agent with Rutgers Cooperative Extension, who said 95 percent of pearls are cultured for production, unlike the naturally formed pearl [NJ.com] McHenry found. "It's unusual to find one in this type of oyster," McHenry said. "Like one in a million." Russo's owner Rick Giacobbe has been in the restaurant business for 33 years, but said this is the first time he's had a customer find a pearl in an order of oysters. He said the guy he orders seafood from is flummoxed too. "He said maybe once in a couple of years his girls will find something and it's a teeny tiny thing,'' Giacobbe said. "This was half the size of a jellybean." Greg Fliegauf, who managers the local Fliegauf Jewelers for his uncle, examined Giacobbe's pearl, and thought it wasn't worth much because it's misshapen and has some discoloration. "It's a souvenir, I'll put on my bar, maybe," McHenry said. (http://www.wcbs880.com/New-Jersey-Man-Finds-Pearl-in-Oyster-Dinner/1465693) First in Florida and now in New Jersey? Wow!