Brisbane, Queensland resident Leanne Chapman returned home on December 12 to some birds wildly sounding off, according to CNN.
"We came home from work and there's a couple of butcher birds that visit every day and they were just kicking off on the balcony, going crazy," Chapman told CNN affiliate 7News. Her partner started filming the birds while leaning on the tree, at which point they both realized what they'd stumbled on.
"It was big -- really big," Chapman said. She added that it was nice to see the animal up close, and that they let the animal be.
"It wasn't bothered by us," recalled Chapman. "It just stayed there for a good few hours as we watched it through the window." The couple did not offer any chicken, and the animal eventually slithered away.
We advise readers to check your tree immediately for wild animals, making sure to inform your loved ones that you are looking for snakes or owls, because that is a perfectly normal and reasonable thing to do considering the epidemic we are facing this holiday season.