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Be Mesmerized by This Snake Slithering Along a Wire Fence

This snake isn't local, but that doesn't make the Tasmanian tiger snake's moves any less noteworthy. 

The video, originally posted on Facebook by Bangor Vineyard Shed in Australia, has been making the rounds on the Internet. That's not surprising, considering you've probably never witnessed a slick high-wire act like this before.

"The things you see out on the farm!" they wrote on Facebook. "I guess when you are a snake for a living then it’s quite cool to get a perspective from a new angle now and then. But that really does look like an awkward way to get around!"

Awkward, yes. Impressive? Absolutely. It may even give Nik Wallenda some ideas for his next feat.

"They're a part of the landscape that is great to see, and it’s fascinating to see behaviour that you just don’t normally see," vineyard owner Matt Dunbabin told The Mercury. "It’s quite amazing."

Dunbabin said the snake just "kept going along the fence" when he decided to grab some video.

Tasmanian tiger snakes have highly toxic venom, and are usually very timid. Not this time, though.

"I had done a video, so I just let it get on with its day," Dunbabin said. "It seemed happy enough, it could climb down whenever it wanted."

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