Painful tiny burr-like thing on my tongue, possibly from strawberries

Asked September 14, 2019, 7:16 PM EDT

After eating strawberries my son in law got a stabbing pain in his tongue. It hurt to eat or drink. He finally scratched it out 2 days later. The tongue bled a little then pain was gone.
Photo is many times magnified.
What could it be?

Macomb County Michigan insect

1 Response

This item is not an insect or other living organism. It looks like a seed, but I cannot determinw what it is. The item and the photo and the pain could be a coincidence with the irritation being due to a piece of packaging or another cause.