Tiger snake turns tinsel in Australian tree

Snake wrapped around Christmas tree in Australia (Facebook)
The snake was released at a nearby bush property (Snake Catcher Victoria Australia / Facebook)

Australia's well-known for its deadly snakes, but decorating your tree with one may be seen as going too far for some.

A Melbourne woman identified as Cheryl had a holiday surprise when she found a tiger snake wrapped around her tree, hanging out with the tinsel.

"She didn't panic, she just took a photo and sent it to the snake catcher," snake catcher Barry Goldsmith wrote in a post on Facebook.

"Twenty minutes later I had the little bugger in a bag."

Mr Goldsmith told ABC News it's the first time in his career, which spans more than 30 years, he's found a snake tangled in the branches of a Christmas tree.

"This is a one-off thing. It's like lightning striking," he said.

The snake was released at a nearby bush property.