Snake in lettuce – level 3

22-04-2021 15:00

Alex White from Sydney, Australia, thought that he was watching a huge worm writhing in plastic-wrapped lettuce he had just brought home from a supermarket.

He completely freaked out when he saw a little tongue come out of its mouth and start flicking around.

White and his partner spotted the snake moving as soon as the lettuce was unpacked onto the kitchen table, and they also noticed that the plastic wrapping was torn and that the snake could escape. They quickly stuffed the reptile with the lettuce into a plastic food storage container.

According to local authorities, it was a venomous pale-headed snake that made an 870-kilometer journey to Sydney from a packing factory in the Australian city of Toowoomba.

Difficult words: writhe (to make twisting movements of the body), flick (to suddenly start moving quickly), reptile (an animal whose blood temperature changes with the outside temperature, for example a snake, lizard, or turtle).

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