A snake catcher in Queensland has left Australians stumped after challenging them to spot a snake hiding in dense bushland.
Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers shared a picture of the bushland on Sunday, with the caption: “Here’s one that will drive you mad! Spot the Snake Sunday is back with a ‘toughy’ and a change up with the species of snake as well! Let us know in the comments where you can see the snake and what species you think it is! Happy Searching.”
The big trees, bark and dead leaves provided the perfect camouflage for the slippery snake. The post received a number of comments from curious group members, who tried their best to spot the snake.
“This one is difficult, I’ll come back tomorrow to get the answer,” one baffled group member wrote.
Another suggested the snake was positioned in the bottom left-hand corner. It seems like the bottom left-hand corner was a favourite among guessers, with another writing: “My best guess. No clue what species.”
Another commenter thought that the snake was hiding out somewhere in the bark on the right-hand side of the pic. Other’s questioned whether there was more than one. Meanwhile, one stumped group member, who gave up after some time, wrote: “I am again useless and cannot find it.”
While another jokingly wrote “pretty sure I got it” and uploaded a pic of the bushland covered in a number of circles.
The team over at Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers eventually gave in and shared the answer with their audience, revealing the snake was hiding out in one of the trees and that it was in fact a brown tree snake. It may take a bit of squinting, but the reptile can be seen curled up.
“ANSWER,” they commented, alongside a pic highlighting the hiding area. “Sorry it took so long. It’s a brown tree snake in the tree.”