If you’re like the majority of the population, snakes frighten you. Moreso than any other living being, snakes have a way of really creeping people out. It could be due to their sneaky nature or it could be due to the simple fact that some species in the snake family come along with a poisonous deadly bite. Depending on where you live, snakes could be commonplace, but that doesn’t make them any less frightening.
One of the reasons that snakes prove to be one of the scariest creatures is because their camouflage skin aids in their surreptitious nature, allowing them to go unnoticed, even when we are nearly on top of them.
A particular carpet python has recently gone viral when he was discovered to be the hidden subject in a photo. Because the python is so well-hidden, he has viewers stumped and is the star of a hidden picture that has been circulating the internet at a rapid pace.
It all started when one young man was visiting his grandparents in Arizona for Thanksgiving. When he and his family decided to go on an innocent hike, they had a surprise waiting for them at the top of trail. Little did the young man know, snakes love to curl up against a cluster of cool rocks, and he proceeded to climb a group of rocks that was front and center at the end of his hike. His parents had warned him to be on the lookout for snakes, and he was, but evidently, his eye wasn’t sharp enough to detect what he would discover in the photo hours later.
While assessing his photos, the young man found a carpet python hidden amongst the very rocks that he was so freely climbing on.
Knowing that the picture would be sure to baffle those who attempted to see the snake, the young man posted it on social media and managed to stump a whole lot of viewers.
The Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers caught onto the post and shared it on their Facebook page, challenging even more viewers to find the hidden reptile in the photo.
In order to find the snake, one commenter offered a useful piece of advice…break the photo up into four quadrants and look at each section independently. This will allow your eyes to settle on a smaller portion and raise your chances of finding the critter.
Keep your eyes peeled for dark spots on a taupe background, which is commonplace for carpet pythons. Also, make sure that you look for specific patterns and bands on the snake’s skin. This patterning is usually diamond-shaped and has intricate markings made up of light and dark bands on a background of gray or a version of brown.
If you look in the lower right corner, you will see it curled up at the bottom of the palms, doing what these snakes do best…basking. Some commenters found the snake right away and others were struggling to pinpoint it for two days, which led to a lot of frustration.