BRISTOL, ENGLAND - AUGUST 02: A King Cobra is displayed to the public at Noah's Ark Zoo Farm on August 2, 2016 in Bristol, England. Noah's Ark Zoo Farm has teamed up with the Reptile Zone in Bristol to bring a fortnight of educational shows which allows members of the public to see some of the world's most deadliest reptiles close up. The annual event showcases some of the world's most notorious snakes behind a specially constructed presentation room. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

This is some scary stuff. If I saw this…I would be forever emotionally broken.

Christmas was a little different this year. A family in Cape Town, South Africa spotted a venomous snake slithering in their Christmas tree and had to have it removed from the house by a professional snake catcher. It’s a boomslang snake that is described as a “shy” creature who “very seldom bites,” but when it does? It’s lethal.

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