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10-Foot-Long Python Found In Australian Store's Spice Aisle

A MARTINEZ, HOST:

Good morning. I'm A Martinez. In Australia this week, shoppers at a grocery store in a sleepy Sydney suburb got a big surprise, a snake slithering around the spice aisle - and not just any snake, a 10-foot-long diamond python hiding behind the cumin. But how's this for serpent serendipity? One shopper just happened to be a trained snake catcher. Helaina Alati alerted the store staff, grabbed gear and captured the python, letting it slink away into nearby woods.

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