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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 article goes on to state the following:

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.”

After being corrected by one Twitter user, the police department clarified that the snake was not a ball python, but a red tail boa.

The Kansas City Star reported:

The snake likely escaped from a nearby residence, Lacy said, and hopefully the owner would return home and call to report it missing.

Overland Park Police Public Information Officer John Lacy followed up with a tweet, stating, “And for the record, we do NOT have a snake problem in Overland Park. Your kids will be safe outside.”

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