GRANITE CITY, Ill. (KMOV.com) - A Granite City woman says she was startled to find a baby python snake delivered to her front door on Tuesday.
Delores Gavin says the snake was left by a FedEx delivery man and was sent from a reptile dealer in California.
“I let out a big scream,” Gavin told News 4. “My granddaughter came over and there’s a snake.”
The snake is a spotted python, not considered to be aggressive, and a common pet among snake lovers.
An investigation revealed that the woman’s granddaughter ordered the snake without her knowledge.
The reptile dealer has agreed to take the snake back and return Gavin the $100 charged to her credit card.