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article imageUtah woman finds a snake's head in can of green beans

By Karen Graham     Feb 19, 2016 in Odd News
Farmington - People have found toads, mice and grasshoppers in their canned green beans, but a Utah woman has a story that beats all the others. She found a snake's head in her "fancy cut" green beans.
While the snake's head didn't look very fancy, Troy Walker of Farmington, Utah, said she thought it was a burned string bean — that is, until she looked closer and saw its eyes.
Walker and some of her fellow LDS church members were preparing meals for some elderly neighbors Wednesday night. She found the intrusive reptile head when the ladies were spooning the beans out of a slow cooker, reports KSL-TV in Salt Lake City.
"It looked pretty much like a burnt bean. And then as I got closer to lift it off the spoon, I saw eyes. … That's when I just dropped it and screamed," said Walker. The Columbus Dispatch says when Walker got over her scare, she took a picture of the snake head to send to Oregon-based Western Family Distributors. Then she took the snake head and the empty bean can back to her grocery store.
"My biggest concern (was) that someone else would get the body," Walker said. She said Harmons employees were very nice and apologetic and gave her a full refund on the 30 or so cans she had purchased. (Now that is gross, I mean how many pieces was that poor snake cut into?)
Walker said the younger church members who were helping in the kitchen thought the whole incident was "kinda cool and fun." But on Thursday, Walker said, "I haven't eaten much today because I still get a little queasy. I could not eat last night. It was just terrible."
Sharon McFadden, the vice-president for quality control at Western Family said the company takes these matters very seriously and is working with the supplier that produced the green beans to find out what happened and how many cans were in the batch.
Shipments of canned green beans are on hold from the supplier of the beans Walker purchased. McFadden declined to name the supplier, reports Newser, only saying they were from the Pacific Northwest. Walker is hosting a dinner meeting this weekend, and she has been very careful in texting people to be sure to tell them what is on the menu.
"I said, 'I promise I am not going to serve green beans. We are not having green beans,'" Walker said, laughing. "Please answer."
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