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A shaken family may consider taking their Christmas tree down earlier this year after discovering an angry snake striking and hissing at them from its branches.
Snake catcher Jack Hogan, 19, was called out to a home on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia, on New Year's Eve after a family found a snake in their Christmas tree.
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During a clip of the moment, as he calmly investigated the tree, a fierce snake can suddenly be seen violently striking Jack as he tried to grab it - which sent the family's Christmas decorations flying in all directions.
He said that the 6ft 6in snake - which is a non-venomous coastal carpet python - was most likely on the Christmas tree because it looked familiar to trees outside - but became aggressive after Jack attempted to remove it from its 'safe spot'.
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Jack said: 'This snake would have entered the home via the front door and would have gone down the hallway and into the living room without anyone noticing.
'It's summer so the doors and windows were all open, which meant he could have easily slithered in.
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'The family spotted him at the base of the tree, but when the dog got closer, he went straight up inside the tree.
'He would have been frightened so he quickly went to...
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