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People Are Going Nuts Trying To Find The Hidden Snake In This Photo

"Honestly I zoomed in and found it but when I zoomed out I had lost it again."

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A photograph of a snake hiding in a big ol' pile of leaves is currently hurting the eyes of thousands of people as they struggle to find it.

Received this from a fellow HERper this morning. No caption needed, the task was implied: "can you spot the snake?"… https://t.co/it1q8oWJWn

The snake in the picture is a copperhead. It looks like this – so now you know why it's so hard to see.

Natalie McNear / Via bit.ly

The original tweet has over 3,000 retweets and hundreds of replies from people struggling to find the snake.

@SssnakeySci @FarhanTotal I've found it!

@SssnakeySci @AlongsideWild I give up, where is it? Circle in red. With arrows. (I lost 15min of my life here..)

@SssnakeySci @AlongsideWild how do you post this and then not post the answer D:

@SssnakeySci @AlongsideWild No I can't spot it!

@SssnakeySci Honestly I zoomed in and found it but when I zoomed out I had lost it again.

Thankfully, snake biologist Helen Plyar– who tweeted out the pic in the first place – returned after a few hours to reveal where the snake was. Don't click the picture unless you want to give up looking!

Jerry Davis
  1. How did you go? Did you find the snake easily or was it super hard?

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    I found it in a few seconds, it was easy!
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    OK, I'll admit, it took me a few minutes.
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    I couldn't find it!
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    I found it in a few seconds, it was easy!
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    I couldn't find it!

BuzzFeed News has contacted Plyer for comment.

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