HEMET, CA (FOX 11) -
What a surprise for a Hemet family when a bearded dragon arrived inside their online delivery package!
They ordered a bike online and when they opened it up this scaly stowaway was sitting on the seat.
According to Riverside County Animal Services, Al and Chris Brummett ordered a bicycle as a gift for a granddaughter. Two days later, the package arrived. Mr. Brummett made the startling find after he pulled out the frame and other parts. He moved things to the side to ready his assemble job and there was a critter staring back at him.
“At first I freaked out because he was so big,” Brummett said. “Here was this massive lizard looking over his shoulder at me.” His reaction was almost a cartoonish, double take. “There he was, and he had this look, such as ‘what the heck just happened?’” he said.
The bearded dragon is native to Australia and is legal to have as a pet.
Riverside County Animal Services say the dragon appears to be in good health and was likely someone's pet. It may have crawled into the box during the packing process.
It will be transported to a Riverside county exotic rescue organization.