WATCH: young boy gets a Rattlesnake from Santa for Christmas

He rethinks his wish once he's faced with the reality of the situation

WATCH: young boy gets a Rattlesnake from Santa for Christmas

Image: Merseyside Police

A young boy who asked for a rattlesnake for Christmas seemed to regret his wish when his mom and dad presented him with a box they claimed contained the reptile.

Young Brooks Carroll's face changed instantly as he was told he was inches away from the snake and it wasn't long before he begged his parents to throw it outside.

His parents then revealed it had been a prank and the box only contained a small device making ominous hissing noises.

Be careful what you ask for Brooks! You just might get it!! Hahaha!!! Priceless!! I love a good prank. 󾇓 #parentsoftheyear #santaaintgotnothingonus 󾌴

Posted by Alison Carroll on Friday, 25 December 2015