A Granite City, Illinois, woman got the surprisssssssse of a lifetime when she opened up a FedEx delivery and discovered a live baby python inside.
Area news outlet KMOV reports that Delores Gavin “let out a big scream” when she opened the box, sent by a California reptile dealer, and found the snake, which she had not ordered.
Police believe a stolen credit card number was to blame for the surprise delivery, according to the Belleville News-Democrat, a local paper. The dealer has refunded Gavin’s money.
An investigation into who ordered the reptile is underway.
The snake, a spotted python, is non-venomous and recognized as an “ideal first snake” for reptile owners.