Postal workers horrified after PYTHON put in mail by ‘cruel’ sender
Stunned postal workers have voiced their horror after discovering someone had tried to post a live python in a parcel.
The snake was found inside a package in Malaysia.
Postal firm Pos Laju described the incident as “cruel”.
A spokesman said its staff had been put at risk, and it amounted to animal abuse.
The parcel – which was labeled ‘football boots’ – was opened after the python moved inside.
In a statement the company told New Straits Times : “We would like to stress that the act of sending animals, including insects, eggs, larva, birds and tusks are strictly prohibited.
“As a reminder to our customers, we will reject or confiscate the packages.”
The package was addressed to a student hall in Penang, in the northwest of the country.
Pictures of the snake have gone viral after they were posted online.