A pet shop expecting a shipment of tropical fish got a coffin instead - complete with a corpse.
Shocked workers at Pets Plus were looking forward to a new batch of colourful fish in salt water to stock up the shop.
But instead they opened the consignment to discover the body of a 65-year-old man. :eek:
He had apparently died of an early onset of Alzheimer's disease, said pet shop owner Mark Arabia.
The embarrassing mix-up unfolded in Pennsylvania, America.
The corpse was due to be delivered by plane from San Diego to a research lab in Allentown, 70 miles from the pet shop.
But a "verbal miscommunication between a driver and the cargo representative" resulted in the bungled delivery, US Airways Inc said.
The airline has since apologised, saying it is "deeply sorry".