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7.26.2006

Snakes In A Post Office

A woman caused panic in a German post office when a 1.5m (5ft) albino python snake she was trying to send through the mail broke free of its packaging.

The 28-year-old woman had sold the snake over the internet and was mailing it to its new owner labelled "glass".

"Staff accepted the package and put it in the back of the office - they had no idea what it was," police said.

"All of a sudden, they noticed that it started moving around and then saw a big snake wriggling out of it."

One of the workers at the western city of Mechernich's post office wrestled the escaping snake and put it in a container.

It is not illegal for people to send snakes via mail, but the woman will be investigated by police over a mistreatment of animals charge.

1 Comments:

At 10:46 PM, Blogger Ivan said...

http://econlog.econlib.org/archives/2006/07/from_comiccon_t.html


Audience Member: But is the behavior of the snakes at all... realistic? Is that really what snakes on a plane would do?

6,500 Fans in Unison: Boo! Boo!

Jackson Are you high? Because we asked every [expletive] snake expert in the world, and every [expletive] one of them said that this is EXACTLY what snakes on a plane would do!

 

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