Dad Barely Notices The Venomous Snake Hiding Just Inches From His Infant’s Crib

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.

Becoming a parent is an incredible experience. Having children changes your life completely, and as challenging as it can be, it also adds a lot of joy, happiness, and fulfillment to your life.

Another thing that comes with being a parent? Constantly worrying about your child’s safety.

Many parents find themselves thinking about potential dangers all the time, especially with toddlers.

One dad in Queensland, Australia, recently had his worst nightmare realized while he was vacuuming his baby’s room.

When he moved the vacuum near the crib, he noticed a venomous snake lurking just out of sight. He quickly called a team of snake catchers, who responded to the house and removed the snake.

Once the reptile was safely removed, the snake catchers shared the “before” photo below on their Facebook page. But everyone who saw the photo had the same question: Where’s the snake?

Can you spot the venomous snake hiding in the photo below?

[H/T: Mirror]

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Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers shared the above photo to their Facebook page, showing a baby’s nursery with a very unwelcome guest.

They explain that they found a mildly venomous yellow-faced whipsnake next to this baby’s crib, and that he’s hiding in plain sight in the picture.

Do you see the culprit?

crib snake

They wrote:

Not a good place to find a snake!

A Little Mountain local was vacuuming his house today when he saw what he thought to be a young Brown Snake in the baby’s room! 

Keeping an eye on the snake, he gave us a call and I rushed out. The culprit was actually a mildly venomous yellow-faced whipsnake. See if you can find him in this photo!


If you’re totally stumped, you’re not alone.

Most people who saw the photo were confused about where the snake was.

Here’s a hint: the snake looks like the one in the photo above.

snake crib quadrants

Still no luck?

OK, let’s break this photo down into four quadrants to get a better look.

Go through the quadrants one at a time to examine the photo more closely.

Here’s another hint: the snake is located in the third quadrant.

snake find

Here’s a closeup of the third quadrant.

Could it be wrapped around one of the railings? Maybe it’s sneaking out of the diaper box?

Do you see it yet? To find out where the snake is located, click on the photo below.

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There it is!

It’s kind of hard to make out the snake, but if you look closely, you can see its curved body angling back next to the diaper box.


Here’s a zoomed-in look at the snake, where the photo has been enhanced and the color has been adjusted.

You can just see the squiggle of the snake’s body, tucked between the wall and the diapers.


What would you do if you found a snake like this in your child’s bedroom?

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