TREF GEORGE: The Malaysia Puzzle has reminded the public against sending other animals and banned items after finding a python in a box by a post office in Penang.
In a statement today, the postal services company said that it would continue to track any banned items as it turned through its Pos Laju courier service.
The Malaysia Puzzle also urged those who suspect that there were any strange objects in their parcels to go to the nearest post office to inspect them.
"We would like to remind everyone not to send banned items, especially animals, because it is cruel and unpleasant.
"It's also dangerous and threatens the recipient and Mala Malaysia workers," he said in a statement.
The company responded to a Facebook post where python was discovered in a parcel sent to the hostel of the University of Malaysia Universities at Minden Heights, Gelugor.
The parcel was declared "football shoes" by a sender with a reference at Gopeng, Perak, on 8 November at the Mambang Di Awan post office, a town near Kampar.
It was not detected if the recipient had received the parcel or was intercepted by the Malaysian Post before it could be sent.
Snakeskin print football shoes are popular, with brands like Adidas and Nike carrying them.