Produce-loving snake manages to hitch a ride in grocery store cart
Freakout in aisle 4!
“So I was at Pittsford Wegmans this evening around 6:30ish. Picked out some broccoli, some grapes, peaches, I was choosing my plums when AllyRose says, ‘Uh Mom, there’s a snake on the cart,’” Walitsky posted.
“Funniest line from the Helping Hands guy when a woman passing by asked if we thought it was from around here. ‘Well, we get most of our produce locally.’”
The woman also posted photos of the snake showing it coiled around the shopping cart.
Wegmans spokeswoman Valerie Fox said in a statement to The Post: “This was an isolated incident.”
After discovering the snake, Fox said that Walitsky “pushed the cart outside and notified our employees.”
“A Helping Hands employee later removed the snake and placed it in a wooded area by the store,” said Fox.
Biology professor Bradley Cosentino of Hobart and William Smith Colleges identified the animal as a milk snake, according to the Rochester Democrat Chronicle.
Milk snakes are nonvenomous and range from 14 to 69 inches long.