A Utah woman said she recently found a snake’s head inside a can of green beans that she was going to serve at a church youth function, according to local television station KSL.
Troy Walker, who made the disgusting discovery, opened the can and was about to serve the Western Family beans from a slow cooker when something caught her eye.
“When I went to dish them out, I thought it was a burnt bean. And lo and behold, it was a snake head,” she told the Salt Lake City-area TV station on Thursday.
“We just found the head, so I wonder where the body is?” Walker added.
Walker then took the body part and the empty can back to the grocery store where she had purchased the item. She also sent a photo of her discovery to Western Family, which was investigating the incident, according to the station.
The company released the following statement to KSL: “Foreign matter is not something we take lightly. We want to know what it is, and we will immediately research and do any level of correction we can.”
The green beans supplier was also notified.
Western Family was working to determine which lot the can came from. In the meantime, they have stopped all production of the canned vegetable, KSL reported.
Cans of the company’s green beans were removed from the shelves of several grocery stores in the Farmington area, according to the station.
Walker was not upset over the incident, but she did express concern about what happened to the rest of the snake.
“My biggest concern (was) that somebody else would get the body or something of the snake,” she said.
CNN contributed to this story.