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Friday, July 28, 2006

 

Woman mails five-foot python

`A German woman sparked panic at her local post office when a 1.5-meter (5-foot) albino python escaped from a packet she had mailed, police said Tuesday.

The 28-year-old woman, who had sold the snake over the Internet, stuffed it in a package labeled “attention — glass” to be sent to its new owner.

“Staff accepted the package and put it in the back of the office — they had no idea what it was,” said police spokesman Andreas Blum. “All of a sudden, they noticed that it started moving around and then saw a big snake wriggling out of it.”‘




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