Every parent’s worst nightmare is something bad happening to their child. Whether it’s physical or emotional harm, parents always want to keep their kids safe.
Especially when kids are young, parents feel it is their duty to keep an eye on their little ones to make sure they’re always safe and sound.
Unfortunately, scary things can happen even when you’re watching your kids closely.
Mom Bianca Dickinson has four children, the youngest of whom is a sweet little girl named Molly.
Bianca was out taking photographs of Molly in the Australian outback when something unbelievable happened.
It was ridiculously windy outside, and as Bianca snapped pictures of Molly, she saw a piece of bark fly into the picture.
When her eyes adjusted, she realized it wasn’t a piece of bark, but something deadly.
Scroll down below to learn more about what Mom and Molly captured in their innocent photo shoot.
[H/T: Daily Mail]
Mom Bianca was taking pictures of her daughter, Molly, when something horrifying slithered into her photo. Can you spot it in the picture above?
As soon as Bianca saw it, she wasted no time snatching up her little girl and getting away from the dangerous creature.
It wasn’t until later that she realized she’d captured the moment in her photo.
She shared the image on Facebook, where it has since gone viral.
Along with the terrifying photo, Bianca explained what happened:
OH MY Golly… snakes are on the move!!!
I was out taking a photo of my daughter for Jodie @twinklestardesigns and I thought I saw something move!
It’s really windy here so I thought it was a bit of bark flying from the tree.
Looked up to see this massive brown had just passed my 2 year old.
I can’t believe it didn’t touch her!!!
Once I was home I checked my camera and found this shot.
And if you’re thinking, “Well, it’s no big deal, she probably would have been fine,” you’re in for quite a surprise.
According to the Australia Zoo, the eastern brown snake (which is the snake in the shot) rates number two on the world’s list of most venomous snakes.
Daily Mail Australia spoke with Bianca, who said that “the photo still makes me have heart failure.”
And good reason! I’m not even this baby’s mom and the picture terrifies me!
Little Molly was completely oblivious to the danger she was in, and hasn’t had any sort of change in behavior since the incident.
Bianca, on the other hand, has been in a complete state of terror, barely being able to eat and sleep.
She’s finally getting her appetite back, but I can’t blame her for being completely petrified.
What would you do if you saw a snake like this? Would you be able to stay calm under pressure like Bianca?
If you ever encounter a snake in the wild, observe the following guidelines from Nature Reserve to stay safe.
- Never touch, poke, or pick it up, even if it looks dead.
- Don’t approach it closely.
- If you’re a few feet away from the snake, freeze and watch the snake’s reaction — if it’s cornered, back away slowly.
- Always move slowly, then the snake won’t perceive you as a threat.
- If the snake continues slithering on the ground, it will probably keep moving and not strike.
- If the snake rears up, it is becoming aggressive, so you should act with caution.
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