Black rat snake found inside bag of popcorn at Virginia store


04 August 2022| 05 Muharram 1444

A shopper at a Virginia store was taking a bag of popcorn with a hole in it to the front of the business when a snake poked its head out from inside the snack container.

Kimberly Slaughter said she was at Shoppers Value in Kenbridge when she noticed a bag of popcorn had a hole in the upper right corner.

“As soon as I went to put the bag in my basket to take it up front, because you know, they can’t sell it. The thing had popped out, and you know, I was like, ‘Oh, well, hi,'” Said Slaughter.

Photos Slaughter posted to Facebook show the “thing” in question was a live snake.

Slaughter said the snake slithered out of the bag and around her trolley before going back into the hole. The snake was said to be the full lenght of the trolley.

Brian Stanley, manager of Shoppers Value, said the reptile was a small black snake. The snake was removed from the store by an employee.

“We have no idea where it came from,” Stanley said. “We are investigating trying to find out where it came from, but we have no other indication that there could be any others.”

What would you do if you found a snake in an item you picked up while shopping?