Goodwill Employee Finds Live Boa Constrictor in Donation Bin


The snake is now being taken care of by the store's manager.

Employees at a Texas Goodwill store made quite the interesting discovery inside one of their donation bins - a boa constrictor. 

The live snake was discovered as employee Tassy Rodgers was processing donations at a location in Fort Worth. 

"I was tipping this machine, and when I brought the bin back the snake was hanging over the edge," Rodgers told KXAS-TV. "I was a little freaked out and thinking this cannot be fake; it's gotta be real.”

It’s not clear if the snake was placed there intentionally but the reptile was found among a pile of clothes, according to store manager James Murphy. 

"I don't know if someone may have [dropped it off] maliciously," Murphy said. "Maybe they wanted to get rid of it and weren't quite sure how, or maybe it just wanted to get warm.”

Murphy, who happens to be an experienced snake owner, is caring for the boa while officials investigate who its owner may be.