Almost No One Can Find The Carpet Python Hiding In This Picture Of An Australian Garden

by Ileana Paules-Bronet
Ileana is the Editor of Original Content at LittleThings. She grew up in upstate New York and Oregon and now lives in Queens, NY. Ileana graduated from Skidmore College with a degree in sociology. After graduating, she attended the Columbia Publishing Course in New York City, then worked as in marketing at Oxford University Press. Since transitioning to editorial, she has written for sites like BuzzFeed, HuffPost, and Unwritten. She has also worked for local newspapers and magazines in upstate New York. In her free time, you can find Ileana watching Law and Order: SVU, eating ice cream, and spending time with her dog.

I’ve never been particularly afraid of snakes, but I’ve also never lived in an area where dangerous and venomous snakes are common.

Last Thanksgiving, however, I went to visit my grandparents in Arizona, and one morning, my parents and I decided to go on a hike.

We reached the top of the trail, and I noticed that there was a grouping of large rocks that I knew I had to climb to the top of.

I left my phone and water bottle with my parents, and they kindly reminded me to watch out for snakes. I hadn’t even thought about the fact that there might be snakes in the rocks, so I was extra cautious as I climbed. Luckily, I didn’t see any, but I’d like to think I would spot one if it was nearby.

Unfortunately, after looking at this photo of a hidden carpet python, I definitely don’t feel as confident about my snake-spotting abilities as I once did.

Photo: Facebook / Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers 24/7

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On January 10, 2018, the Facebook page Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers 24/7 shared the above image, challenging its followers to try to find the snake hiding in the picture.

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Take a look at this picture: Do you see the snake?

Look closely, it’s hidden really well!

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If you’re totally stumped, here’s a picture of the type of snake you’re looking for.

It’s a taupe color with darker spots on it.

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If you still can’t find the snake, don’t worry — most people couldn’t!

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Even after staring at this picture for 20 minutes, I was completely lost.

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People had a million guesses about where the snake might be, but are any of them right?

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Honestly, with everyone’s guesses, there could be a million snakes!

Let’s take a closer look by breaking down the picture into quadrants.

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Scan through each quadrant one at a time. Do you see the snake yet?

Okay, here’s a hint: It’s in the third quadrant.

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The carpet python is hidden somewhere in this portion of the picture.

Look closely — it’s still really hard to find it!

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Okay, are you ready to find out where exactly the snake is hidden?

The answer is below!

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There it is! It’s curled up at the bottom of the palms.

Even with a circle around the snake, it’s still challenging to see it! That’s some good camouflage.

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Some people were happy to find out that they were right all along, while others were still confused about where exactly the snake was.

I can’t believe that some people were able to see the snake without getting any help!

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