A receptionist at a high school in Melbourne received a Valentine’s Day shock when a bouquet of flowers arrived with a hidden surprise.
Barry Goldsmith of Snake Catcher Victoria Australia told Yahoo7 he was called out to a secondary college in Cranbourne in the city’s southeast on Thursday.
It was after someone at reception noticed a copperhead snake in the flowers.
“I was called it at about 3.30pm but the snake had already been contained in a plastic cup,” he said.
“It was no bigger than a piece of string or a shoelace.”
Mr Goldsmith added he’s never encountered a snake hiding in flowers before.
“I have no idea how it ended up in there,” he said.
“But it was harmless – it was just a baby. It might have gotten wrapped up in plastic after the flowers were picked from a farm.”
“Nobody sends me snakes or flowers for Valentine’s,” a crestfallen Facebook user wrote about the snake.
Pictures of the Valentine’s Day hijacking snake were shared on Facebook.
“This is why I didn’t need flowers,” one woman wrote.
Another called it the “best bouquet ever”.
“Nobody sends me snakes or flowers for Valentine’s,” another added.
In other news, a woman looking to smoke marijuana in an abandoned Houston home earlier this week was shocked when she stumbled on an animal in the house.
She thought she was hallucinating but it turns out she’d stumbled across a caged tiger.
Earlier this month, a South Australian resident also encountered a snake hiding in their fridge.
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