Skip to comments.Snake! Woman says she found one in bag of potatoes from Wal-Mart
Posted on 06/21/2013 1:08:29 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
A woman says she got an extra ingredient in a bag of potatoes purchased at Wal-Mart: a three-and-a-half-foot orange-and-white snake.
According to a video from WTAE, Bonnie Raygor of North Huntingdon, Pa., bought a bag of potatoes from Wal-Mart about a week ago. The bag remained closed until she got out some of the spuds to cook on Thursday.
Thats when she found the snake.
First I saw its underbelly, which is white. I thought I had a bad potato. Instead I had a snake," Raygor told WTAE. "The bag was sealed. ... So I'm assuming it was in there when I bought it. I screamed."
The fast-thinking snake wrangler got the critter into a reptile enclosure she still had for previous pets. Based on Web research, she thinks its a corn snake.
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Keeps the rodents away. What’s the big deal?
“......she thinks its a corn snake.
“.....So why wasn’t it in a sack of corn?
Exactly.. completely harmless if non-poisonous... best to let it go back into the wild.
The corn had been shipped to an ethanol plant, so the snake had to settle for the next best thing.
I was wondering where Lindsey Graham was hiding out.
Leucistic corn snake - IIRC, that’s an expensive snake, and not too common in the wild.
No, he was in her titmouse bag.
Bonnie Raygor was later overheard saying “I’m tired of these @#!$@!#$ snakes in my @#$@!#% potatoes !!”
Snake ‘n’ potato soup...yum!
Check the Bear Grylls cookbook for “Corn Snake Stew.”
Aren’t orange and white snakes poisonous?
Some people have all the luck!
The only ‘extra’ I’ve ever brought home was fruit flies.
A baby albino corn is about $20-25 at a snake show or $40 at PetCo but still....:-\
We have apparently had a hatching on my property as we saw a newly hatched Corn slithering around on Halla’s grave the other night.
Little thing was barely the size of a good night crawler.
I thought about bringing it in but I don’t really want to keep hibernating snake species.
Hopefully it [and if I’m really lucky, hordes of its siblings] will grow fast and gobble down the local mice and roof rats.
If I were her I wouldn’t be whining...I’d be in the fruit aisle hoping some nice BCIs had hitchhiked here from South America...:)
No but they do taste like Dreamsicles.
Can’t answer right now..on way to Wal*Mart to check out the potato bin.
Congratulations on your new tenants, and good hunting to them.
Free snake in every bag!
Maybe it’s one of those “buy x, get y free” promotions.
"We've got &*(@&* snakes in this %^#@(*#@ sack of potatoes."
> > I was wondering where Lindsey Graham was hiding out
> No, he was in her titmouse bag.
Rumor has it Lindsey isn’t interested in tit..
However, they have created a "Blizzard" corn.
Innit a beauty?
"All" she got was an Albino.
[lucky rip] ;D
[I’d shop there, then]
I look forward to seeing them again when they’re bigger.
As of now, all I have are the resident Garters.
The guy up the road ran over my semi-tame black rat snake, Slinky, as he was crossing my lane.
I shop at Walmart all the time!
I LMAO at that movie.
99% of the snakes were CGI and the real ones “charging down the aisles, attacking passengers” were baffled Ball Pythons.
They’re ‘toy snakes’.
Keep an out for good snakes...and ship them to me COD...;D
He’s still in the bag frantically looking for the snake he was after.
I’m sorry, hon.
Very pretty snake-and I now have a White Snake earworm...
And to make it worse, he lied about how it happened and ‘promised’ to rustle up some snakes from the woods and bring them here as ‘replacements’.
So far, nothing.
He almost hit the back of my car, swerving to get Slinky but claimed he ‘shot out so fast he couldn’t avoid him’.
This was a 60 degree morning and poor Slinky was probably so cold he could barely move.
It was intentional.
Meh..what isn’t, these days?
Here I go again?
F’in a-hole. Any chance of some “informal” justice?
“Slow and Easy”, actually...
Anyone who runs over ANY animal on purpose is lacking in humanity, at the very least. Any way you can-um-find out if he has a rodent problem?
What a beautiful animal. But then, I have always found most snakes to be so, venomous or not... Well - except moccasins : o There is something about them that just gives me the willies : /
Anywho - thank you for the beautiful picture, and a new word to look up :}
And thank You Lord, for so many cool critters.
I will never understand why some folks are driven to kill something that never in a million years would hurt them : / Last winter, we lost our local rat snake to an unfortunate encounter with a very sharp implement. I do try to give the benefit of the doubt, and hope that it was an accident, but it is hard.
Please Lord, watch over us.
Looks like a corn snake. As far as snakes go, they are supposed to make good pets.
The dreaded potato snake. :-)
Before he died, my dad sold his mountain and cabin to a guy who runs a ‘make a wish’/’Christian hunt club’ thing.
Happily he doesn’t live there 24/7 so some critters make it across the “perilous” dirt lane in front of my house.
Slinky had the misfortune of coming out of hibernation and sunning himself there on the day that one of his hunt buddies was visiting.
They know I’m livid.
He hasn’t been around much since then and when he is, he avoids me.
It’s just a snake, right?
[a wild one who curled around my feet and let me touch him]
Wouldn’t have been near as bad if the punk who smashed him hadn’t spun his wheels and tore all the skin off his back.
I just hope he didn’t linger.
Unless their heads are crushed, they can suffer a long time before they die.
Go look up ‘blue eyed leucistic’ and ‘black eyed leucistic ball python’.
You’ll flip out over the latter.
Coolest snake eyes *ever*.
I did have a huge old female rat snake who’s been here for over 30 years but the neighbor decapitated her 2 years ago.
She was at least 7 feet long and as big around as a ball bat, nearly.
Since she was killed, the rats and mice have had a field day.
Years before that, the neighbor was weed whacking his yard and noticed a group of Garters hanging in my willow tree and came in and wiped them out.
He actually expected me to rejoice.
I have no idea why people kill the things they irrationally fear.
Why do they run over poor box turtles on the road?
Who have they ever hurt?
If there’s an upside to any of the above, all these people now understand that if ANY other critters get killed, I’m gonna hit a level of crazy they never dreamed possible.
They and their cousins the rat snakes are so generally pleasant that I’ve grabbed them out of hay fields and played with them for a day before returning them.
Nice, easy going snakes.
Milk snakes and ring-neck snakes are two other very sweet natured beasts.
They stay much smaller than rats or corns.
Kinda like pocket pets.
If we could find a Lima snake, we could make snake succotash.