FOX NEWS - A Kansas letter carrier was unable to carry out some of those Postal Service duties on Friday, after finding a ball python snaked on someone’s mailbox, police said.
The scaly creature was found wrapped around the wall-mounted mailbox and railing outside a resident’s home, the Overland Park Police said on Twitter.
The red tail boa constrictor, which appeared on Broadmoor Street, is believed to have broken free from a neighboring home, police told The Kansas City Star.
Once discovered, the carrier called for help from animal control, police said.
“The poor resident did not receive their mail today (obviously),” police said, before joking that officers tried to convince animal control “to put the snake under the @OPPD_Chief desk, but they won't.”
A Ball Python was found my a mailman and called Animal Control. The poor resident did not receive their mail today (obviously). The @OPPD_PIO is trying to talk the Animal Control Officers to put the snake under the @OPPD_Chief desk, but they won't. pic.twitter.com/YqahoO2pVn— Overland Park Police (@OverlandPark_PD) August 17, 2018