What a surprise! A North Carolina family found a snake in their Christmas tree. The tree had been stored in their garage.
Imagine her surprise when six year old Rachel Baine saw tinsel moving on the tree. The family were putting the final touches on their tree when little Rachel informed her father about the moving tinsel. On closer inspection, father Tony Baine found a foot long corn snake.
According to Mr. Baine, Rachel calmly said, “Daddy, there’s a snake on the Christmas tree.” He went on to say that “I thought she was teasing me.”
Casey Baine, Tony’s wife grabbed the video camera as he reached into the tree to remove the snake. She can be heard saying, “Don’t let it touch me.” You can view the snake removal in the video at the left.
Holding the snake in the palm of his hand, Tony Baine told his children, “He’s cool. He’s scared.” Rachel and her brother Eli inched closer and closer to the snake. They eventually decided they wanted to keep it as a pet and name it Tinsel.
Mom Casey wasn’t having any of it though. “The snake wasn’t poisonous and was probably harmless, but it was still uninvited and unwelcome in our home.” You think?
The Baine family relocated the corn snake out in the woods behind their home. I can’t speak for anyone else, but had it been this Examiners tree, I probably would have lost my mind and insisted the entire tree be de-snaked! Yes, I’m terrified of snakes!
Merry Christmas Baine family!
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