MELBOURNE, Australia (WCMH) — The Australian woman found the deadly snake wrapped like tinsel around her Christmas tree.
That Christmas tree crasher turned out to be a tiger snake.
“The snake is among the most dangerous of Australia,” professional snake catcher Barry Goldsmith, who was called to the woman’s home to remove the snake told CNN.
The picture of the snake, shared on Snake Catcher Victoria Australia’s Facebook page, shows the reptile hanging out with other ornaments on the Christmas tree.
According to CNN, tiger snakes, very common in Southern Australia during summer, are protected in many states and usually released back into the wild when found inside houses.
“Cheryl did exactly what she was supposed to do,” Goldsmith told CNN. “She closed the door, put a towel underneath and called me.”