Supermarket giant Aldi has launched an investigation after a Sydney woman claimed she found a live snake in a bag of lettuce.
Lesley Kuhn took to social media to warn shoppers this week after the strange discovery.
“Last night my son found a baby pale headed snake in with his baby cos lettuce from Aldi,” she posted on the Facebook group Mosman Living.
“Check packaged lettuces carefully.”
Photos show the small black and grey snake wrapped around lettuce leaves.
Aldi said it was not sure how the snake found its way into the plastic bag.
“We’ve worked with the customer and the team at WIRES [Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service] to identify the snake’s natural habitat, which is certainly not an ALDI store,” a spokesman said.
The snake is being released near Toowoomba in Queensland, where the lettuce was picked.