During the holiday season, one woman decided to pick up a Christmas tree to decorate her home just like many people do. However, after she got it decorated and took a moment to admire her hard work, she was shocked when something started moving inside the tree.
A woman from Melbourne, Australia was proud of her beautifully decorated Christmas tree. However, unbeknownst to her, at some point between the time she brought the tree home and the day she admired her hard work, a snake had slithered its way into her house and made itself comfortable inside her Christmas tree.
Although the woman was calm, she knew she needed to get a professional to come remove the pest from her home. She quickly snapped a photo of the snake inside of her tree and called her local snake catcher, Barry Goldsmith. As soon as Goldsmith arrived, he found the 3-foot-long, venomous tiger snake, wrapped around the woman’s Christmas tree – and it only took him a total of 20 minutes to safely capture and remove it from the premises.
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“It’s one of the more different ones, but we find them in all sorts of places,” Goldsmith said, according to The Guardian. “Tiger snakes are very good climbers.” Goldsmith admits that he was surprised with how calm the woman was throughout the entire incident. “She was very happy to see the snake go but she was very relaxed,” he said, according to
“She was very happy to see the snake go but she was very relaxed,” he said, according to WFXT. “Usually I get people screaming and hysterical and shaking and having seizures just at the thought of having a snake in the house. But she was pretty cool.”
As a snake catcher, Goldsmith is used to retrieving pests from unusual places. However, in the last three or four decades as a snake catcher, he has never had to remove a snake from a Christmas tree. “This is a one-off thing,” Goldsmith admitted. “It’s like lightning striking. It’s not going to happen again, for sure. Not this year, anyway.”
Although Goldsmith has admitted that even he has never seen something like this happening, many of us who have a Christmas tree inside of our homes, regardless of where we live, will now be checking for unwanted pests lurking inside them. This is one Christmas surprise everyone wants to avoid.