Most People Can’t Spot the Snake in This Photo—Can You?

Updated: Dec. 16, 2022

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When it comes to common fears, the fear of snakes (also known as “ophidiophobia”) is one of the easiest to understand—even Indiana Jones was afraid of them, after all! And the only thing scarier than a snake you can see is a snake you can’t see. That’s what’s been giving people all over the Internet the heebie-jeebies about this photo from Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers 24/7. It’s a real brain game for those who love those find the hidden objects puzzles! 

Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers 24/7 is a reptilian removal and relocation service based in (where else?) Australia. The service posted this real-life photo on Facebook, challenging its tens of thousands of followers to spot the snake. Turns out it’s harder than you think! It’s right up there with these brain teasers. 

Can you spot the snake?

Courtesy Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers 24/7

Any luck? This particular backyard seems like a regular I Spy book for snakes, so it’s understandable if you’re still squinting. It’s a real visual brain teaser!  

Ready for the answer? The snake is actually in the top right corner, chilling in the ivy in the crook between the two fences. Check out the zoomed-in image below.

Courtesy Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers 24/7

Nope, it’s not a teeny little snake, either! The fact that this decent-sized serpent was able to hide so well in this ordinary backyard may enforce the belief that Australia is a lawless land where frightening creatures are everywhere. But hey, at least there are brave souls like the folks at Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers willing to help keep them under control. If you can handle your hidden snakes, try these spot the difference pictures instead.