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Drunk man buys live pig, peacock and giant salamander in Singles' Day shopping spree

Drunk man buys live pig, peacock and giant salamander in Singles' Day shopping spree

This is probably the perfect reason why you should never shop while intoxicated, especially online. 

A click-happy man in China became an unexpected owner of a new pig, peacock and giant salamander, after he went on a drunken shopping spree on Singles' Day (Nov 11), an annual internet shopping event. 

According to South China Morning Post, the man posted his purchases on Wechat after he regained sobriety the next day. The post went viral after user Puzhexu posted it on Chinese microblogging site Weibo. 

"Early yesterday morning, I was drunk and clicked on Taobao and started shopping. All along I thought I had only bought two sets of clothes," the man wrote.

"But when I looked up the delivery date of my clothes, I realised I had also bought a pig and a peacock." 

A later update revealed that the drunken shopping spree did not stop there. He had also ordered a giant salamander from, another Chinese shopping website. 

The amusing revelations garnered 10,000 likes and comments, as well as more than 14,000 reposts on Weibo.

The man also shared photo proofs of his purchases, including a “live Thailand micropig” for 278 yuan (S$55.20), a “live blue peacock” for 390 yuan, and a “live wild salamander weighing between 1.4kg to 1.6kg” for 288 yuan.

A peacock the man bought at 390 yuan. Photo: Weibo

The listings of live animals are still available on Taobao and, and they range from domestic pets to exotic creatures. But some of them may actually be endangered species banned from being traded, reported South China Morning Post. However, it is legal to deliver live animals by courier service in China.

While this man's story might be a funny anecdote to share, his story could have taken a much nastier turn.

Early this year, a woman in China was left brain-dead after she was bitten by a venomous snake which she'd purchased online. While it was not clear if she knew about the snake's deadly nature, a check on the chat history between the woman and the seller revealed she'd wanted the snake for its medicinal properties. 

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