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Three Metre Long Snake Discovered In The Spices Aisle At Aussie Woolworths Store

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Three Metre Long Snake Discovered In The Spices Aisle At Aussie Woolworths Store

A three metre long python has been discovered browsing through the spices aisle at a Sydney Woolworths store.

Most people would think the supermarket would be a safe haven from Australia's terrifying insects, serpents, sharks and crocodiles but this incident proves you're never truly safe.

A shopper was perusing through the aisles of the Woolies in Glenorie when she saw something move behind all the products.

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Helaina Alati told 7News: "I was browsing and turned to my left and he had come out and his face was about 20cm from mine, just looking at me.

"It was almost like he was asking me to take him outside! I just happened to be the one that found it.

"He must have been there for at least a few hours. He was sort of hidden behind the spices and I didn't see him at first.

"It was super mellow, not aggressive at all. I'm guessing he came down from the ceiling. He was about 10ft (3m) long!"

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Regardless of his temperament, seeing a large python casually slithering through the spices would give most people an absolute fright.

While many people would have run for the hills after an indoor snake sighting, Helaina grabbed it and helped it outside.

Credit: Helaina Alati/TikTok
Credit: Helaina Alati/TikTok
Credit: Helaina Alati/TikTok
Credit: Helaina Alati/TikTok
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It certainly helps that Ms Alati is a former volunteer snake catcher.

She just grabbed her trusty 'snake bag', which she apparently carries with her, and then relocated the serpent to the bush outside.

Who knows how the snake managed to get into the store in the first place and Woolies has done a check of the building to see if it managed to find a nook or cranny to squeeze through.

A spokesperson for the supermarket told 7News: "A slippery and rare customer was spotted in the spice aisle of our Glenorie store yesterday morning.

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"Once it was sighted, our team members reacted quickly and calmly to cordon off the area for the safety of customers.

"A snake catcher removed the slithery customer, who was released safely into bushland shortly after."

Featured Image Credit: Helaina Alati/TikTok

Topics: Australia

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