Setting up the Christmas tree was somewhat different this year for a family who resides on a farm between Robertson and McGregor after a boomslang formed part of the decorations.
In a post on Facebook, snake rescuer Gerrie Heyns described this as “a first” after receiving two photos of a boomslang in a Christmas tree, adding that he “couldn’t believe [his] eyes”.
“It was 62km from Montagu and I told them to not bother it and keep eyes on the snake. It was rural farm area and it took me about 90min to get there.
“When I got there the snake was still in the Christmas tree. Nevertheless, she got safely removed [and was released]. When I drove home it was starting to get dark already,” the post read.
Heyns manages a Facebook group titled Snake Lives Matter. Make sure to check out the amazing work he does on this informative and educational platform. Who knows, you might just need to call him next time a snake wants to be part of your festive celebrations.
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Picture/s: Facebook / Gerrie Heyns