Tiger snakes are a protected in species in Australia. They are also venomous.
So, imagine this woman’s shock to discover a 3-foot specimen coiled around her Christmas tree near Melbourne. Apparently, she calmly called a snake catcher to come and deal with it – – completely the opposite of how I would’ve reacted. (In which case, I’m thinking there may have been some “Christmas pudding” suddenly become part of the situation…know what I mean??!!)