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Only in Australia: Adelaide family are shocked to discover brown snake wrapped around Christmas tree

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Aussie family get a VERY unexpected early Christmas present as they find a snake slithering through their Xmas tree and blending in with the tinsel

  • Horrified Adelaide family discover brown snake wrapped around Christmas tree
  • The snake been hiding in the Christmas tree storage box before slithering out
  • A snake catcher was called to the Gulfview Heights home to remove the reptile
  • He warned the change in season is causing snakes to go in and out of hiding 










A family have received an unwanted early Christmas present after discovering one of the world’s deadliest snakes wrapped around their tree.  

The family, from Gulfview Heights in Adelaide’s northern suburbs, were putting up Christmas decorations on Wednesday when they discovered an unusual looking ornament. 

Amongst the baubles and tinsel was a massive brown snake that had slithered its way out of the Christmas tree storage box where it had been hiding.  

A Gulfview Heights family in Adelaide's northern suburbs have made a terrifying discovery after finding a brown snake nestled in their Christmas tree (pictured)

A Gulfview Heights family in Adelaide’s northern suburbs have made a terrifying discovery after finding a brown snake nestled in their Christmas tree (pictured)

The shocked family immediately called in a snake catcher who had the difficult task of removing the unwanted decoration. 

‘It was quite difficult to get out tangled around all the lights and the wires,’ snake handler Jarrad Waye told Seven News.  

Despite it being his first ever call to remove a snake from a Christmas tree, Mr Waye warned other families to keep an eye out for the reptiles this season.  

‘It’s a bit of a funny season just because it’s so hot and so cold and the days are changing they’re going out on the warmer days and then going back into hiding,’ he added. 

The snake had been hiding in the Christmas tree storage box before finding its way amongst the tinsel and baubles (pictured)

The snake had been hiding in the Christmas tree storage box before finding its way amongst the tinsel and baubles (pictured)

It’s not the strangest place Australians have spotted a snake in the lead up to summer.

Earlier this month, a family trying to beat the Queensland heat had a terrifying surprise when they found two brown tree snakes mating in their air-conditioning unit. 

Using a few tools and a flashlight one reptile was coaxed out of the unit by snake catcher Stu McKenzie before the other managed to slither away. 

Just days later the same snake catcher was called to a home in Twin Waters, after a stubborn serpent nestled itself inside a pool water jet. 

Mr McKenzie was able to encourage the snake to successfully make its way out – this time by using an air blower. 

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