Alex White thought he was seeing a huge worm wriggling inside a bag of lettuce he just bought from a Sydney supermarket, until he saw a tongue a snake.
“I was completely frightened when I saw his little tongue sticking out of his mouth and starting to move.”
“I was totally scared when I saw this little tongue sticking out of its mouth and start to move, and I realized it was a snake because worms don’t have a tongue,” White said Thursday.
It was a poisonous pale snake head Who, according to authorities, made an 870-kilometer trip to Sydney from a lettuce packing plant in Toowoomba, Australia.
The supermarket’s refrigerated supply chain likely calmed the snake to sleep until White bought a lettuce from an ALDI supermarket downtown Monday night.
After discovering the animal, White contacted Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service (WIRES). A snake wizard took her away.
If the snake bites, Wyers White explained, “you have to go to the hospital very quickly.”
ALDI investigates how reptiles got to the supermarket.