“Nice Xmas Decoration”: SA in Love With Snake Who’s Got All the Christmas Spirit

“Nice Xmas Decoration”: SA in Love With Snake Who’s Got All the Christmas Spirit

  • One local snake hunter has captured our imagination after finding a boomslang in a local families Christmas tree
  • It seems the animal, known for spending its time in tall trees, mistook to decoration for its home
  • Mzansi was in the comments section laughing at the snake for it silly mistake

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A local snake rescuer, Gerrie Heyns recently headed online to share his latest holiday catch- A one-meter boomslang stuck in one family's Christmas tree.

“Nice Xmas Decoration”: SA in Love With Snake Who’s Got All the Christmas Spirit
One local snake hunter has captured our imagination after finding a boomslang in a local families Christmas tree. Images: Gerrie Heyns/Facebook
Source: Facebook

It seems the slippery snake lost its way, clearly mistaking the cheerful holiday decoration for their home. The intimidating farm animal had no plans of moving out but was eventually safely removed by Heyns.

"I received a call for a snake in someone's home on a farm. They sent me two photos and I couldn't believe my eyes! Yes... Boomslang in their Christmas tree!"

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"It was 62km from Montagu and I told them to not bother it and keep their eyes on the snake. It was a rural farm area and it took me about 90min to get there."

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"When I got there the snake was still in the Christmas tree. Nevertheless, she got safely removed and I will release her tomorrow. When I drove home it was starting to get dark already," he wrote.

Most people were happy to see the creature removed, despite the silly error on its part.

Check out some of the social media reactions to the post below:

Mikey McCartney said:

"On the thirteenth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me - a boomslang in a Christmas tree.."

Byrone Billings said:

"At least that boomslang had the Christmas spirit. Looks like a happy snake who mistook the decorations for an 80's disco."

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Rita Fredi Ruf said:

"Nice Christmas decorations haha."

Chani Dreyer said:

"It's Santas helper... Gorgeous."

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In more animal news, Briefly News previously reported that catching snakes is ssslippery business and Durban-based snake rescuer Nick Evans knows that all too well.

Evans caused a stir on social media when he told users he found two black mambas at two separate homes in Westville in Durban.

“And just after 10am, I got my first mamba call of the day. It was at a property in Dawncliffe in Westville. Warren Dick kindly went out on my behalf but was struggling to extract it. When I arrived a little while later, I could see why. The mamba was under a wendy house, with access on only two sides, and the spaces were narrow. Underneath were many bricks, making seeing the mamba difficult,” he said.

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Evans was still trying to extract the one mamba when he received a call about another mamba sighting across the road.

“I could not believe it when the caller explained where she lived. It was literally opposite the property where I currently was,” he said.

Evans ran across the road to investigate the complaint.

“It was believed to be a black mamba. The homeowner went into the domestic worker's bathroom to fill up a water bottle. While doing so, the mamba came slithering in through the window, which of course was almost right next to her! That must have been quite a sight.
"She did well to get out the room quickly, seal it up and shut the window from the outside. Not that the mamba had interest in biting. If it did, it very likely would have succeeded,” he posted.

Evans managed to catch the mambas and save the day.

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“Amazing. This happened to me recently, for the first time, where two mambas were in the same road, at opposite properties, at the same time. Now again?! Wow!”

Social media users were quick to show their disbelief.

“I worked in Dawncliffe for a few years. I am amazed and very thankful that the only snake I saw there was a herald,” said Angela Cuthbert.

Another user said:

“Wow Nick, what an eventful and happy day for you. Please keep safe.”

Sibonelo Mkhasibe said:

“Always Westville. Never buying property there. Forget it.”

Jennae Bezuidenhout said:

"I would have fainted on the spot! What happens if you get bitten, what is the procedure?

Pearl Foord reacted:

“Just had our first snake visit this season. A beautiful green bush snake in very good condition. Poor thing only wanted to get to the bush as quickly as it could. Sometimes it looks like they float on air when they go over open spaces. Hope it escaped from the mongooses who had been visiting for their usual treat of some dog biscuits."

Source: Briefly News

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