Spot the snake hidden in plain sight within the leaves
NEW DELHI,April26: It’s a real life puzzle, albeit a deadly one. A Twitter-user named Helen posted a picture on the micro blogging website recently, challenging fellow-tweeple to find the snake in the picture. The pic was sent to her by a ‘HERper’ – somebody who searches for amphibians and reptiles. A lot of people on Twitter were left stumped, completely failing to see the reptile. So take a look and see if you can spot the snake? Hint: Look carefully, it’s hiding in plain sight:
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
Helen, according to her bio, is a Ph.D student in the Grace Lab at FIT studying pythons, boas, pitvipers. It still took her a good two minutes to spot the snake. If you haven’t found it yet, she has helpfully pointed it out:
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
And, just to emphasise how dangerous exactly the outdoors are if you don’t look where you’re going, Helen also points out that the snake is a venomous Agkistrodon contortrix, aka, a copperhead snake.
Well, did you manage to find the snake by yourself? Do let us know using the comments section below.
For everyone enjoying this puzzle, please remember: Snakes deserve to live just as we do. Treat them with care & respect, not hate & fear. https://t.co/ZjDFfXn0HP
— Helen🐍👩🏼🔬 (@SssnakeySci) April 25, 2017