Spot the reptile!

I’m having my biannual tooth cleaning this morning, so posting will be light until later. Instead of readers’ wildlife, then, I’ll post something sent by Matthew Cobb, who actually reads Twi**er.  Here’s a tw**t in which a reptile is hidden; I’ve extracted the picture and put it below in larger format. Can you spot the reptile? If so, what is it?  Don’t read the comments if you want to find it yourself. (The answer hasn’t yet been posted on Twi**er, but we’re promised a reveal.)

h/t: Matthew Cobb




  1. George
    Posted December 8, 2016 at 7:41 am | Permalink

    It’s in there alright. Spotted at least seven potential reptiles – not counting Trump and his cabinet nominees.

  2. Posted December 8, 2016 at 8:16 am | Permalink

    That very dark wiggly snakey thing at the upper right 1/3 x 1/3 point?

    This is a tough one.

  3. Pikolo
    Posted December 8, 2016 at 8:31 am | Permalink

    You can usually find the animal by locating the spot the picture is sharp.
    I hope spoilers work…
    I think it’s a snake, pretending to be a branch, in the top center. It has a very unusual scale pattern, that at first made me think they were stains

  4. Posted December 8, 2016 at 9:56 am | Permalink

    Obscured grayish snake with spots, right side slightly below center.

    If I am right, it would be a first.

  5. Mathieu Siol
    Posted December 8, 2016 at 9:57 am | Permalink

    It’s a beautiful gecko from Madagascar (genus Uroplatus, probably U. fimbriatus). Probably one of the most amazing examples of animal camouflage…These creatures are amazing!

  6. Mark Sturtevant
    Posted December 8, 2016 at 11:00 am | Permalink

    I choose to not give coordinates, but it is something that people notice right away in this picture, and if you zoom in you can see it has bilateral symmetry.

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