Online delivery of food has become a common practice in the post-Covid era. Although restaurants have opened up in a phased manner, people still prefer to get their meals home-delivered rather than going out to dine. A woman in Arizona, USA placed an order for food to be delivered to her residence from the delivery app Uber Eats. However, when she went to retrieve the package from her doorstep, she was in for a shock as there was a rattlesnake seated right next to it. The Western Diamondback rattlesnake refused to budge for quite some time until an expert was called to remove it. Take a look at the photo and see if you can spot the reptile:
“A food delivery ended up, unknowingly, right next to a coiled Western Diamondback Rattlesnake in Tucson. The homeowner saw it when she went to get it … which is where it sat until Dave arrived,” read the caption to the post. Dave Holland was the ‘relocator’ from Rattlesnake Solutions who was called in to solve the dilemma. He clicked a picture of the snake as soon as he arrived at the location, sharing it on social media. The snake was captured in a bucket and released in a nearby desert according to news website UPI.
“She was startled by the snake’s close proximity, but not as panicked as some are,” Holland told McClatchy News. “We figured the snake froze by the mat or on it when the delivery person approached and was not seen until the customer opened the door.”
Many users admitted in the post’s comment section that they could not even spot the reptile, and they would have darted for their life if they did. A few others suggested using a rake or broom to obtain the food from a distance. What did you think of this bizarre news? Tell us how you would have reacted to the situation in the comments section below.