Fruit shipment contains 2.6k snakes

Fruit shipment contains 2.6k snakes

A ''fruit'' shipment has been found to contain 2,600 snakes.

According to a government spokesman, the air cargo - which was supposed made up of the healthy food product - had been transported from Thailand to China containing 2,400 common rat snakes and 200 cobras.

The shipment arrived in China just days before the Year of the Snake in the Chinese horoscope was due to start.