Woman Shocked To Find Snake In Library Book

By Jason Hall

February 8, 2021

When you check out a book at your local library, it's unlikely that you'd worry about finding a snake inside the pages.

But that odd occurrence happened to a woman at a Pittsburgh area college earlier this month.

Joey Neilsen, whose biography states he's an astrophysics professor at Villanova, Kenyon College, Harvard, Boston University and MIT, shared a photo of a snake in a sandwich bag, which he claims his wife discovered in a poetry book checked out at the Carnegie Mellon University library.

Neilsen shared the photo and news of the discovery in hopes of finding the owner of the snake discovered in the poetry book on February 2.

"So, um... weird question: is this your snake?? My wife checked out a book of poetry from @CMULibraries and it came with a snake in a bag. Please RT, we would love to hear how it got there, and also from people who use flattened snakes in bags for bookmarks," the tweet stated.

The Carnegie Mellon Library's Twitter account responded to the tweet with a quote-tweet starting, "Maybe it was a hissstory book?" and asking all library goers to not put snakes in books.

The library has not provided an update on where the snake came from or who its owner is as of Monday (February 8) morning.

Photo: Getty Images

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