facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Snake stows away in potpourri

April 3, 2013 at 1:55 PM   |   Comments

LEVITTOWN, N.Y., April 3 (UPI) -- A New York state woman said a snake is loose in her home after apparently stowing away in a large bag of potpourri.

Natalie Malik, 38, of Levittown, N.Y., said she bought potpourri Saturday at the Home Goods store in Riverhead. She said the next day she heard a rustling noise and entered the room to find the potpourri scattered with a freshly shed 8 1/2-inch snake skin in the bowl, the New York Post reported Wednesday.

Malik said family members were unable to track down the snake and an exterminator was unable to identify the type of snake from the skin.

"It's disgusting. There is absolutely a snake loose in my house," Malik said. "It was in the potpourri. I am freaked out. I'm scared. I'm not sleeping at night. I'm afraid my dogs are in danger."

Malik said she was told the potpourri, which was manufactured by a company called Sono Inc., may contain items from India.

"There are poisonous snakes in India," she said.

Home Goods spokeswoman Doreen Thompson told the Post the incident is unusual.

"Our vendor has assured us that the manufacturing process for this product makes it highly unlikely for this to occur," she said. "That said, we have communicated with this customer directly to help resolve what seems to be a very unusual situation."

Topics: Snakes
© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Dog dumped in woods with crossbow bolt in head, millimeters from brain Dog dumped in woods with crossbow bolt in head, millimeters from brain
2
Too good a mood to work and other strangest sick day excuses Too good a mood to work and other strangest sick day excuses
3
Panty raid: Homeland Security seizes Royals undies Panty raid: Homeland Security seizes Royals undies
4
Fisherman: 'Tunicorn' tuna had horn on its head Fisherman: 'Tunicorn' tuna had horn on its head
5
Man pulls 14 cars over 18 feet for world record Man pulls 14 cars over 18 feet for world record
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback