This ornament slithered down the Christmas tree

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Professional snake catcher Barry Goldsmith said that a woman in Melbourne found a venomous tiger snake slithering along the tinsel on Sunday morning.

“She’s didn’t panic, she just took a photo and sent it to the snake catcher, me, and 20 minutes later I had the little bugger in a bag,” Goldsmith wrote on Facebook.

The snake was about 3 feet long, Goldsmith, who runs Snake Catcher Victoria Australia, told Fox News. He said he released the snake after capturing it.

The Australian Reptile Park notes that tiger snakes are highly venomous reptiles found in southern Australia. 

Goldsmith said the woman did the proper thing by taking a photo and closing off the room until a professional snake catcher could arrive, the Guardian reported. Trying to kill it would not have been a smart move. 

“It’s dangerous, it’s illegal and it’s cruel,” Goldsmith told Fox News.

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Posted by Snake Catcher Victoria Australia on Saturday, December 17, 2016

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