Woman Says She Found Snake Head in Canned Green Beans

'As I got closer to lift it off the spoon, I saw eyes'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 19, 2016 6:51 PM CST
A Utah woman says she found this snake head in a can of green beans.   (Troy Walker via AP)

(Newser) – An Oregon food distribution company has halted some shipments of canned green beans after a Utah woman says she found a snake head in a can, the AP reports. Troy Walker says she made the unsettling discovery while she and fellow church members were preparing meals Wednesday night for neighbors. Walker tells KSL-TV she was taking beans out of a slow cooker when she spotted something odd. "It looked pretty much like a burnt bean, and then as I got closer to lift it off the spoon, I saw eyes," Walker says. "That's when I just dropped it and screamed." Walker says she took the snake head and empty can back to the grocery store where she bought the food. She took a picture first of the snake head to send to Western Family, the maker of the beans.

Western Family vice president of quality control Sharon McFadden says the company takes the matter seriously and is working with the supplier that produced the green beans to find out what happened and how many cans came from the batch. Walker says she couldn't eat the next day because she was queasy, but she says she's not mad. She just hopes nobody else finds other parts of the snake in their canned green beans. She says she's trying to have a sense of humor about events that are already becoming a fun little story for her and others. She's hosting a family dinner this weekend and had to be clear in her texts about what will be on the menu. "I said, 'I promise I am not going to serve green beans. We are not having green beans.'" (Read more snake stories.)

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