Apr 28, 2017

There’s a Venomous Snake in this Photo

camo snake in leaves copperhead twitter Theres a Venomous Snake in this Photo

Photograph by Jerry Davis

 

Did you see it? It’s there, hiding in plain sight. A venomous copperhead snake (Agkistrodon contortrix). Take another look, see if you can spot the little guy.

 

camo snake in leaves copperhead twitter Theres a Venomous Snake in this Photo

Photograph by Jerry Davis

 

If you found it, well done! Now watch your step. Copperheads tend to ‘freeze’ instead of slithering away, and as a result, many bites occur from people unknowingly stepping on or near them (source). If you’re still having trouble spotting him, check out the outlined photo below.

 

camo snake in leaves copperhead twitter 2 Theres a Venomous Snake in this Photo

Photograph by Jerry Davis | Outline by @SssnakeySci

 

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