Woman Accused of Mouse Soup Stunt :
"'We learned that the mouse died from a fractured skull before it entered the soup,' Cracker Barrel spokeswoman Julie Davis said. In addition, the animal had no soup in its lungs, nor had it been cooked - signs it had been dropped in the soup after its death, she said."

I guess the moral is, if you're going to try to scam Cracker Barrel, at least kill the mouse by boiling it in some soup instead of cracking it on the head.