maitland - A shocked couple from the Australian Maitland found another present under the Christmas tree, but they had not asked for it at Christmas: a black adder had squeezed himself between the presents.
According to the lady of the house, the snake had been in the house for a week, but her husband did not want to believe this. Bill, from Maitland Snake Relocation, believes that. ' So you see that they do everything to get people out of the way, 'he told Daily Mail Australia.
Black vipers are extremely poisonous, but are not known for attacking people or defending themselves against people unless they are cornered or challenged.
The viper has since been caught and released into nature.