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Gigantic snake emerges from supermarket shelf

Posted on Thursday, 19 August, 2021 | Comment icon 9 comments

Not your average supermarket customer. Image Credit: Helaina Alati
Shoppers in Sydney recently got more than they bargained for while browsing the aisles of a supermarket.
Australia is pretty notorious for its snakes and spiders, yet even those who have lived in the country their whole life never expected to see what emerged from inside one of the food aisles at a Sydney supermarket in Glenorie earlier this week.

The creature - a large python - had slithered out from the depths of the herbs and spices section.

"I was browsing and turned to my left and he had come out and his face was about 20cm (8 inches) from mine, just looking at me," said shopper Helaina Alati.

As luck would have it, however, Alati also happened to be a former volunteer snake catcher.
"It was super mellow, not aggressive at all," she said.

"I'm guessing he came down from the ceiling. He was about 10 feet long."

Supermarket staff were quick to remove the snake from the premises.

"Once it was sighted, our team members reacted quickly and calmly to cordon off the area for the safety of customers," a spokesperson told The Huffington Post.

"A snake catcher removed the slithery customer, who was released safely into bushland shortly after."

Source: Huffington Post | Comments (9)

Tags: Supermarket, Australia, Snake

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Myles on 18 August, 2021, 17:06
I just found out a couple months ago that Woolworths still existed in Australia and New Zealand.   Then after looking it up found the there is no connection at all between the 2 chains called Woolworths.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Sir Wearer of Hats on 19 August, 2021, 0:28
Bloody thing is breaking quarantine rules as well! No mask!  I bet he didn’t use the sign in app either.
Comment icon #3 Posted by HandsomeGorilla on 19 August, 2021, 22:34
lol cheeky b*****  looks like a carpet python. they are non aggressive but can have a bad bite thanks to their long teeth  I imagine they're filming themselves and posting it on their own snapchat somewhere  'last time it was the toilet. this time I'm popping outta the cereal baby lmao!!! #oldladies #oldpeople #stoicreactions #lol' 
Comment icon #4 Posted by MysteryMike on 20 August, 2021, 3:13
For Australia, that's just a Tuesday. Nothing really new.
Comment icon #5 Posted by susieice on 20 August, 2021, 3:17
According to Business Insider, the woman who was at the spice shelf when the snake came out was trained in catching venomous snakes. She's the one who filmed it and then caught it, releasing it back into the wild.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Vox on 20 August, 2021, 9:47
"Good evening madam.  Have you got a minute to talk about our Lord and Saviour?"
Comment icon #7 Posted by jethrofloyd on 20 August, 2021, 11:44
It's just a new employee..
Comment icon #8 Posted by psyche101 on 20 August, 2021, 12:35
Probably bring your pet to work day.
Comment icon #9 Posted by Noawareness on 20 August, 2021, 13:24
Who's paying 6.50 for a small jar of Moroccan spices though?

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