Canned foods are generally understood to be simple, reliable, and pretty damn tasty, so it's no wonder that you might not think twice about what you're getting when you crank open, say, a can of green beans. With that said, a Utah woman understandably freaked the hell out when she discovered her can of green beans included a little something more than just the pre-cooked vegetables: a severed snake head.
Troy Walker said she made the disgusting discovery last week while preparing a meal for congregants at a Mormon church in Farmington, UT. As reported by local TV station KSL, Walker was spooning the green beans from a slow cooker when she spotted something that didn't look right.
"It looked pretty much like a burnt bean, and then as I got closer to lift it off the spoon, I saw eyes," Walker said, per the report. "That's when I just dropped it and screamed."
Unsurprisingly, green beans were removed from the menu at the event. Walker later returned the can -- including the snake head -- to a local grocery store where she purchased it, saying she feared someone else might end up getting cans containing other pieces of the snake. Western Family, the maker of the green beans, said it's conducting an investigation into the incident and plans to pull cans from the same lot from stores, according to the report. And while Walker doesn't plan on enjoying canned green beans for a while, at least she didn't find a giant spider crawling in a bag of salad mix.
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