Some animals simply prefer to blend in — and here’s one of them. Believe it or not, there is a snake in this photo below. He’s so perfectly camouflaged among the dried leaves, it’s nearly impossible to spot him.
Twitter user @SssnakeySci, a herpetology student from Florida, recently shared the mind-boggling photo — and it’s sent the internet into a tizzy, receiving thousands of likes and retweets. Go ahead, give it try.
Received this from a fellow HERper this morning. No caption needed, the task was implied: “can you spot the snake?” 🐍 pic.twitter.com/oVkjOm8ufy
— Helen🐍👩🏼🔬 (@SssnakeySci) April 23, 2017
The general consensus seems to be: that snake is super hard to find (if he can be found at all).
Fortunately, for those who’ve given up on trying to spot the snake, @SssnakeySci was kind enough to provide the answer, saying the snake is a Copperhead.
Still, even with her annotations, seeing him takes a keen eye.
If y’all haven’t found it yet… Copperhead, aka Agkistrodon contortrix. Cute but venomous, so no touchy! ☺️🐍❤️ pic.twitter.com/pSVMIhFP0o
— Helen🐍👩🏼🔬 (@SssnakeySci) April 24, 2017
Here he is, a little closer up. Can you see him now?