Relationships with neighbours usually go from one extreme to another. You either take round leftover birthday cake for them to enjoy, or you argue through the walls at 2am.
But one person has said they intend to “burn down” their own flat after one of their neighbours casually left a terrifying warning note for them to find.
A picture of the message was shared with the caption: “Right, OK. Sleep well. Have a good weekend,” as it clearly left the recipient, and plenty of others on Reddit, feeling a little freaked out.
The message reads: “Dear Neighbour, I live at 11a and have recently found a snake outside my front door. This is not the first snake I have found. There have been 2 in my flat and 2 outside my flat in the past 3 years.
“I assumed the snakes were coming from the pet shop on the corner, but they have told me they have not lost any snakes.
“I would ask this person or anyone that has had a similar experience to contact me asap to discuss this matter. I am in after 6pm most evenings.”
After the post was shared online, others did very little to reassure them about the situation, as one produced some made up statistics to increase the fear, writing: “I wouldn’t worry. Most snakes can flatten their vertebrae and shuffle under most doors with ease.
“Whilst many are not violent, all have teeth. Razor sharp teeth to be precise. According to a recent survey, 84 per cent of snakes said they would bite the f*** out of a sleeping neighbour. Can I have your shoes when you’re dead?” – to which the recipient replied: “No, because I’m going to burn my flat down instead.”
A second wrote: “It doesn’t sound like he’s keeping snakes though. Releasing them yes. Keeping them. Not so much…”
And others were rightly genuinely concerned for the animals too, as another suggested: “This sounds like potential cruelty to those snakes – if they’re tropical pets releasing them is really not good, for the snakes or for the wildlife, and if they’re careless enough to let them escape that’s worse. Maybe they want to be contacting the RSPCA or similar?”