I agree that this could happen anywhere. But I do feel bad for both the guy and the snake. My mom once found a tarantula in a bunch of bananas. She was young at the time and screamed bloody murder until my dad came running. She told him what she saw, and where it went, and he dismissed the idea that it could be a tarantula (they are NOT native to our area), but looked for it anyway. Well, he found it and caught it and sure enough, it was a giant hairy spider. Wolf spiders are the only thing even close around here, and it definitely was not one of those. So strange beasties can show up almost anywhere with the way thing ship around the country/world.