Mail Bombs

An Arkansas lawyer and his son are going to jail for mailing a poisonous snake:

Bob Sam Castleman, an attorney and former city judge in Pocahontas, Arkansas, and his son, Jerrod, were charged with mailing a cardboard box containing a venomous copperhead snake to a neighbor with whom they had feuded. The two pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday

Last year, a co-worker of mine (not boss-across-the-hall) was planning to FedEx a crocodile to Texas, though I don’t know if he ever enacted this plan. And once, when I spent the summer working at a QVC returns warehouse (what an education that was), I saw someone open a package full of roaches. It actually isn’t uncommon for QVC customers to express dissatisfaction by including “bonus” items when they return a product.