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Wed Apr 14, 2021, 04:45 PM

Venomous Snake Found Alive Inside Aldi Lettuce Bag

Venomous Snake Found Alive Inside Aldi Lettuce Bag

Supermarket chain Aldi has launched an investigation after an Australian couple were shocked to find a live poisonous snake in a bag of lettuce.

A juvenile pale-headed snake was found in a two-pack of lettuce which Alexander White and his partner, Amelie Neate, bought in an Aldi supermarket in Mosman, Sydney, on Monday.
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Check packaged lettuces carefully. Last night my son found a baby pale-headed snake in with his baby cos lettuce from Aldi," she posted on the Facebook group Mosman Living. She posted pictures of the poisonous reptile slivering over the lettuce leaves.

A snake handler from the non-profit Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service (WIRES) arrived to retrieve the animal, which was transferred to a heated container.

https://www.newsweek.com/venomous-snake-found-alive-inside-aldi-lettuce-bag-1583575


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speak easy Apr 14 OP
hlthe2b Apr 14 #1
tanyev Apr 14 #2
smirkymonkey Apr 14 #13
Tree Lady Apr 14 #14
Tom Kitten Apr 14 #3
speak easy Apr 14 #7
sarisataka Apr 14 #4
speak easy Apr 14 #8
mitch96 Apr 14 #10
doc03 Apr 14 #5
magicarpet Apr 14 #6
bahboo Apr 14 #9
MontanaMama Apr 14 #11
Blue Owl Apr 14 #12
cinematicdiversions Apr 14 #15
Quemado Apr 14 #16
newdayneeded Apr 14 #17
speak easy Apr 14 #18

Response to speak easy (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 04:49 PM

1. Quite an interesting-looking snake. I inspect possibly imported produce closely now--spiders

coming in on bananas and other fruit from S. America is not that rare an occurrence and some are highly venomous.

Not overly concerned, but...

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Response to speak easy (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 04:50 PM

2. Aaaiieee!!!

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Response to tanyev (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 06:35 PM

13. That would pretty much be my reaction.

I HATE snakes! Even the harmless kind.

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #13)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 07:29 PM

14. Me to I would freak

Run screaming from the house.

My kids brought in a baby non poisonness snake decades ago and I ran in bathroom and locked door. All the kids were laughing at me.

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Response to speak easy (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 04:51 PM

3. Glad they found a heated container for the little fella

Hopefully it will compensate for the cold welcome it undoubtedly received...

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Response to Tom Kitten (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 05:17 PM

7. It is being returned to the vicinity

where the lettuce was harvested - but presumably not the lettuce patch itself.

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Response to speak easy (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 04:52 PM

4. It's Australia

Don't you return the lettuce if there isn't a venomous snake in the package?

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Response to sarisataka (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 05:19 PM

8. Or a platypus in your burger :)

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Response to sarisataka (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 05:32 PM

10. Crikey!!! nt

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Response to speak easy (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 04:55 PM

5. Did they change extra for it?

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Response to speak easy (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 05:04 PM

6. Think of it as a retail gifting episode,...

Like a Happy Meal with a free toy enclosed or Cracker Jack carmel popcorn with the little trinket gift at the bottom of the box.

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Response to speak easy (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 05:30 PM

9. Australia....where even your food kills you...

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Response to speak easy (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 05:32 PM

11. Yikes.

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Response to speak easy (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 06:30 PM

12. Perfect for a Sidewinder Salad

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Response to speak easy (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 07:40 PM

15. First of all talk about Coals to Newcastle...

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Response to speak easy (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 07:46 PM

16. Is lettuce grown in Matt Gaetz's district?

Asking for a friend.

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Response to speak easy (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 07:46 PM

17. WOW!!!!!!!

There are Aldi's in Australia!

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Response to newdayneeded (Reply #17)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 07:49 PM

18. There are Cats and Dogs too :)

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