Friday, March 1, 2024
Contact    |    RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon  
Unexplained Mysteries
You are viewing: Home > News > World of the Bizarre > News story
Welcome Guest ( Login or Register )  
All ▾
Search Submit

World of the Bizarre

Man finds snake on a supermarket pineapple

By T.K. Randall
August 17, 2017 · Comment icon 6 comments

The snake had hitched a ride in a crate of pineapples. Image Credit: PD - Judgefloro
A man in Edinburgh got the fright of his life on Tuesday when he found the reptile in his shopping.
The snake, which has been nicknamed 'Ricky' in homage to the fact that it came from Costa Rica, was found clinging to a pineapple inside a bag of groceries bought from Aldi.

"It's not every day that we get called out to attend to snakes found in peculiar places," said Catherine Atterton of the Scottish SPCA ( Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals ).

"I know not long ago there was a wee lizard found on a head of broccoli so I was quite excited to see what had stowed away on this pineapple. As yet he's not been identified but he's in a good condition and is now being cared for by experts at Butterfly World in Edinburgh."
"We're glad we were called out as without proper care Ricky wouldn't survive our climate. Now he'll be able to recuperate from his adventures."

The supermarket from which the pineapple was purchased was similarly surprised by the discovery.

"We are investigating this isolated incident with our supplier to understand how this could have happened," said a spokeswoman.

Source: BBC News | Comments (6)

Other news and articles
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by DebDandelion 7 years ago
Rescue the snake...mmmmmpf. Snake was thinking...darn humans...there goes my 60 days around the world trip
Comment icon #2 Posted by HauntedDreams80 7 years ago
Snake experts at a butterfly world?
Comment icon #3 Posted by acute 7 years ago
Too late anyway!  It'll be Snake Haggis by now.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Torviking 7 years ago
Was it doing sums ? = an adder OR was it on the front of his car ? =a Vindscreen Viper ! Sorry .... taxi for this idiot.
Comment icon #5 Posted by ChaosRose 7 years ago
It could have been worse. It could have been a spider on a bunch of bananas. 
Comment icon #6 Posted by freetoroam 7 years ago
  I think the experts have identified it belongs to the macrolepidopteran clade Rhopalocera from the order Lepidoptera, but tests are still being done.

Please Login or Register to post a comment.

Our new book is out now!
Book cover

The Unexplained Mysteries
Book of Weird News


Take a walk on the weird side with this compilation of some of the weirdest stories ever to grace the pages of a newspaper.

Click here to learn more

We need your help!
Patreon logo

Support us on Patreon


For less than the cost of a cup of coffee, you can gain access to a wide range of exclusive perks including our popular 'Lost Ghost Stories' series.

Click here to learn more

Recent news and articles