A 62-year-old Aldi shopper had a surprise one day when he noticed a little ladder snake inside his broccoli bag. This incident happened in Stourbridge – an English town. The bag was placed in the fridge and only 3 days later Mr. Linton discovered a little gift.
Ladder snakes are non-venomous snakes that can be found in southwestern Europe.
Aldi customer horrified after discovering a young ladder snake in his bag of broccoli pic.twitter.com/g9IL2kzqFr
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Mr. Linton decided to take the snake to a nearby zoo to learn more about it, he was told by the zoo officials that it is a non-venomous snake. Mr. Linton than decided to return it to Aldi.
“It was pretty frightening. I’m not good with snakes,” Mr Linton, said.
“It’s lucky I didn’t just leave the broccoli out in the kitchen, or it would have been loose in the house.
“That would have been a huge risk for us because we have two vulnerable people living here.” (source)
Mr. Linton was offered compensation from Aldi however he claims that it was not sufficient and is pushing for more.
He believes that the figure offered does not compensate for the risk to his disabled son who lives with him.
Aldi’s spokesperson said:
“We are investigating this isolated incident and have apologized to Mr Linton that our usual high standards were not met.”
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