Can YOU spot the deadly snake lurking among leaves on this forest floor?
CAN you spot the deadly snake lurking among the leaves on this forest floor?
Eagle-eyed Reddit users have been trying to spot the almost invisible serpent.
It shows an innocuous forest floor covered in dried leaves, sticks and bits of green plants but among it hides a lethal serpent – can you see it?
“The reason why you need to watch every step you take when out in the woods,” the post’s author captioned the photo.
The image left users scratching their heads.
“Based on this, watching your step seems futile. Unless I want to spend my whole afternoon taking a very safe 50ft hike,” one person wrote.
“Gotta use your walking sticks like the blind use canes,” quipped a second.
“This is why I wear closed toed shoes,” said another.
“You have to sprint and scream as loud as you can while in the woods. This will scare pretty much everything away,” wrote a third.
Look a little closer and you’ll spot an S shape on the left of the yellow-green leaf in the middle.
The venomous Copperhead snake has light brown triangles and is completely camouflaged with the foliage.
It comes as a hiker snapped a “ghost-like figure” when he climbed a mountain last month.
Thomas Swallow, 39, had gone ahead of his friends when he turned and saw a figure hovering high above the ground.
But he was actually looking at his own reflection on Great End in the Lake District.
The phenomenon is a rare optical illusion known as a brocken spectre, where a large shadow is cast onto cloud or mist.
Thomas, of Manchester, said: “I was taken aback a little bit. It’s really beautiful.
“It looks like a figure floating into the sky, it looks quite spiritual.
“It was weird, surreal and a really beautiful moment – I was looking down a gully from the summit, the sun was behind me and shining bright.
“It was a cloudy day so the clouds were moving in and out of the summit.
“I could see moisture particles in the air when I looked up and I saw my shadow in the middle of a rainbow.
“I was in the moment and enjoying it thinking ‘I’ve never seen anything like this before’.”