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Snake in mail leaves post office staff rattled
The Telegraph ^ | 31 Oct 2012

Posted on 10/31/2012 1:29:28 PM PDT by nickcarraway

The one metre long non-venomous snake was one of four sent this week in an express parcel that arrived at the Sabie Post Office, about 300km northeast (185 miles) of Johannesburg, postal officials said on Wednesday.

Once the python hit the floor, sorting room employees were out the door, Sabie Branch Manager Mthobisi Duba said.

"This was the most traumatic experience ever in the post office," Duba said in a statement.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: mail; snakes; southafrica

1 posted on 10/31/2012 1:29:38 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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2 posted on 10/31/2012 1:35:47 PM PDT by verum ago (Some people must truly be in love, for only love can be so blind.)
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To: verum ago
Lousy reporting. You'd think the article would have mentioned what kind of python it was.

Was it a cute, docile little ball python that will probably never grow past 4-1/2 to maybe 6 feet?

Or was it an 18-ft. reticulated python that isn't done growing yet?


3 posted on 10/31/2012 1:46:33 PM PDT by Maceman
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Obviously, nobody taught that python not to play with its food.


4 posted on 10/31/2012 2:35:32 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: nickcarraway
The Boa Constrictor Song by Shel Silverstein

I'm being swallered by a Boa Constrictor

a Boa Constrictor, a Boa Constrictor

I'm being swallered by a Boa Constrictor

and I don't - like snakes - one bit!

Oh no, he swallered my toe.

Oh gee, he swallered my knee.

Oh fiddle, he swallered my middle.

Oh what a pest, he swallered my chest.

Oh heck, he swallered my neck.

Oh, dread, he swallered my - (BURP)

5 posted on 10/31/2012 2:40:27 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: Maceman; SeaDragon

Fluffy?! They named it Fluffy?!

OY


6 posted on 10/31/2012 3:07:53 PM PDT by RikaStrom ("To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize." ~Voltaire)
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To: Maceman

Aww....pretty snakes.


7 posted on 10/31/2012 3:55:50 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Don't be afraid to see what you see. (Ronald Reagan))
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