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Online Shopper Wakes Up To Pig, Peacock And Giant Salamander. Here's What Happened

Written By Digital Desk | Mumbai | Published:

A man from China ended up with a live pig, peacock and giant salamander after he went shopping online while drunk over the 24-hour Singles' Day shopping frenzy on Sunday, a local media reported. The sale, which has become an annual shopping festival started by Alibaba in 2009, has grown to become popular in the country of China.

The unnamed man shared his revelation in a WeChat post, which was then posted on Weibo by another user on Monday, according to the publication. The post has over 18,000 thumbs-up and more than 22,000 re-posts at time of writing.

"Early in the morning yesterday, while I was drunk, I clicked into Taobao and started shopping," the man wrote.

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"All along I thought I'd only bought two sets of clothes. I suddenly remembered to check if the clothes I bought have been shipped, and realised I'd also bought a pig and a peacock."

In a later post, the man realised he'd also carved out a giant salamander from another shopping platform.

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The man attached screenshots of the "extremely adorable Thai mini pig" which cost him 278 yuan ($40), the live blue peacock that came up to 390 yuan (about $56) after adding shipping fees, and the wild salamander weighing between 2.8 to 3.2 kilograms that cost 288 yuan (about $41).

It's not clear if the man will return the animals, but he has been warned that the seller of the giant salamander does not support a seven-day return policy.