Rubber birthday snake causes headache for local mom

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (FTN) – A birthday present has backfired on a local mom.

It started Saturday when two-year-old Alexander Essex had his birthday party at a southern Vigo County apartment.

“He received a lot of great toys! There was a lot of things for him to play with. And one thing for me to play with,” Alex’s father Chris said.

That was thing was a life like rubber snake.

The snake came from Alex’s uncle, David Essex.

“This is pay back from all of the times Chris would scare me as a kid,” David said.

Payback to who though?

According to Alex’s mother, Ami, Chris has attempted to scare her twice with the snake.

“Once in the microwave and once in the bed. And then I scared myself with it once when I threw it in the hallway and forgot I threw it there. I hate that thing,” Ami said.

Meanwhile, the birthday boy has kind of a mixed reaction to the slithering reptile. One minute he will seem a little scared and the next he will be carrying it around hissing at it.

“I can’t wait to get the snake into our room for a night Ami has a night terror. Oh man…that will be so good. Don’t worry. I’ll get video!” Chris told us.

There’s no word at this time if Ami plans to take action against the snake.

We will continue to follow this story and bring you updates as soon as they become available.

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