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!
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