This photo is the latest brainteaser to stump the internet. It may look like just a bunch of leaves and twigs, but there’s a venomous snake blending into its surroundings. Can you spot this camouflage pro?
The photo was originally posted by Twitter user @SssnakeySci, a Ph.D. student who studies snake biology. Her tweet has over 6,000 retweets and over 23,000 likes. Most people have found it very difficult to find. Look very closely!
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
(If you’re reading this article on the Komando.com then click here to see the brainteaser photo.)
Hint: To see the snake, you may need to zoom in. On a Mac computer, press the “Command” and “+” keys at the same time. On a PC, press the “Control” and “+” keys at the same time. After you find it, press Command/Control and the “-” to zoom out.
Luckily, this Twitter user didn’t keep us in suspense too long. She posted another picture with the snake outlined the following day.
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’s a zoomed version of the image, in case you’re still having trouble seeing it:
(If you’re reading this article on the Komando.com then click here reveal the snake’s location.)
*Fun Fact: Copperhead snakes, like the one in the photo, are found in eastern North America. At most, they can grow to a length of 37 inches and a weight of 12 ounces. The venom in their bites can cause tingling, throbbing, swelling, and nausea. Definitely not something you want to be bit by!