An Amazon customer was shocked when she opened the box containing her new flat-pack table - and three mice jumped out.
Kat Kahraman, of Pimlico in London, then discovered another three mice dead inside the polystyrene packaging; another live one appeared in her kitchen later that day.
"The guy brought the table to the door. There were holes in the box and I saw that it was damaged, but we were about to have a dinner so I took it inside," she tells Metro.
"We opened and I thought 'hang on a minute, this doesn't look right,' and suddenly live mice popped out. It was totally shocking."
Ms Kahraman - ironically, a customer services agent herself - bought the £47 table from a seller called forestfox-trading on Amazon Marketplace. When she first contacted the company, she says, it offered her a refund of just 50%, saying she could keep the table.
She wasn't happy with this, pointing out that the table was scratched and covered in mouse droppings - and that she now has four mice to care for.
She has now received the full refund she was after, plus a £60 voucher from Amazon.
Ms Kahraman says she now plans to keep the survivors as pets out of sympathy, although she's a little worried they may breed - and she's already had to fork out £51 on vets' bills.
However, it's by no means unheard of for vermin to turn up in deliveries.
Just last week, we reported on how 19-year-old Beckie Richardson had a panic attack and collapsed, after discovering a live rat in a box of groceries from Tesco. The company claimed it probably hadn't come from the store.
This time last year, a mouse popped out of another Tesco delivery, this time in Clacton, and the store responded by sending round pest control. Meanwhile, spiders regularly turn up in packs of supermarket bananas.