Woman Comes Face-To-Face with Snake in Australia Supermarket

The head of the 3-meter-long (10-foot-long) non-venomous diamond python emerged through a space in a shelf above the spice jars in the Sydney store.

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In this image made from video provided by Helaina Alati, a snake protrudes from grocery store spices shelf, Monday, Aug. 16 2021, in Sydney, Australia. Alati was browsing the spice aisle of an Australian supermarket when she came face-to-face with a huge snake. The head of the 3-meter-long (10-foot-long) non-venomous diamond python emerged through a space in a shelf above the spice jars in the Sydney store. (Helaina Alati via AP)
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CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Helaina Alati was browsing the spice aisle of an Australian supermarket when she came face-to-face with a huge snake. The head of the 3-meter-long (10-foot-long) non-venomous diamond python emerged through a space in a shelf above the spice jars in the Sydney store. “I was in the spice aisle just looking for something to put on my chicken that night so I didn’t initially see it because it was curled up…

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