A couple say a non-venomous, juvenile banded water snake was found in their Amazon package in Clayton County.
Photo: Channel 2 Action News
Photo: Channel 2 Action News

Clayton County couple say they found snake inside Amazon package

A Clayton County couple said they were surprised when they opened an Amazon package Sunday night to find the storage bins they ordered — along with a snake.

Charene and Njeri Rucker said a snake fell out of the package, and Amazon has refunded the couple for their $15 order, according to customer service emails the couple sent to Channel 2 Action News.

Charene and Njeri Rucker said a snake fell out of their Amazon package. (Photo: Channel 2 Action News)

They called an animal control company out of Hampton, which came and identified the snake as a non-venomous, juvenile banded water snake, Channel 2 reported.

The package allegedly had a small hole at the bottom, and Amazon is investigating the incident, the news station reported.

The animal control company removed the snake and released it into the South River in DeKalb County on Monday, Channel 2 reported.

The couple also requested that Amazon pay the $400-plus cost to have the snake removed. Amazon told the news station it’s in the process of filing that claim and had no further comment.

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