Someone ordered a parcel of crickets and it went about as well as you’d expect

An unfortunate part of owning a lizard is that it needs to be provided with live prey to stimulate its urge to eat, so one responsible lizard owner, Washington Post reporter Christopher Ingraham, ordered his pet some crickets. It must have been his first order because he didn’t quite know how the parcel worked. We’ll let him tell the story.

It seemed straightforward enough.

It wasn’t.

He tried some damage limitation.

Perhaps not enough damage limitation.

He may have had too much faith in his quick fix.

Eventually, he felt compelled to investigate.

The failure of his hasty problem-solving measures became horribly apparent.

This is so much worse than the original problem.

Cue solution attempt number two.