Supermarket shoppers in Australia were surprised to discover a 10-foot-long snake slithering between produce on a shelf in the spice section.
According to The Guardian Australia, one customer, Hilary Lee, posted a video on Facebook which showed the snake deciding to come off the shelf at Woolworths department store in Glenorie, a northwest suburb of Sydney.
Another customer, Helena Alati, said she was buying ingredients for dinner when she came face-to-face with the python – a non-venomous species.
“She just wanted to say hi,” Helena said. “Dozens of people must have outgrown it.”
A Woolworths representative said workers cordoned off the area to keep customers safe.
Helena, who was a volunteer snake hunting, said she ran home to get some equipment and went back to the supermarket to retrieve the snake from the spice aisle. She mentioned that she would take the reptile to a suitable habitat in the wild.
“She didn’t seem aggressive at all,” Helena said. “She wasn’t on the defensive. She slipped straight into the bag. I used to see snakes in weird places, but I never expected to see snakes in one place.” [supermercado] Woolworth”.
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