Spot the snake!

by Matthew Cobb

Sky Stevens’s Tw*tter bio reads: “MSc in Wildlife Biology, currently field tech tracking timber rattlesnakes in Ohio.” And she spotted this snake. I can’t see it. Can you? Click on the pic to see a larger version.


  1. Dan
    Posted April 9, 2017 at 4:50 am | Permalink

    I’ve been staring for five minutes, and I still can’t see it. Help?

  2. Ibnul
    Posted April 9, 2017 at 5:10 am | Permalink

    Apparently there’s a black racer in there. According to the comments on the tweet. Might give you the location too.

  3. Graham Head
    Posted April 9, 2017 at 5:14 am | Permalink

    Nope. Not a hope in hell. I’m dead. 😐

  4. Posted April 9, 2017 at 5:16 am | Permalink

    Also can’t get it. I’m usually good at spotting snakes, having lived in the subtropics in Australia for quite some years.

    (It’s one of the few cultural skills that transfers well from Australia to Germany — having trained my eye to subconsciously scan the ground, the habit saved me many times from stepping in dog shit.)

  5. ratabago
    Posted April 9, 2017 at 5:54 am | Permalink

    I needed to biglify this one. Even having found it in the enlargement, I still can’t make it out in the smaller shot.

  6. rickflick
    Posted April 9, 2017 at 6:35 am | Permalink

    This would make an insomniac’s great 1000-piece puzzle.

  7. philfinn7
    Posted April 9, 2017 at 8:27 am | Permalink

    Copied and pasted into an image manipulation, and biglified it bigly. Still cannot …

  8. Mark Joseph
    Posted April 9, 2017 at 9:05 am | Permalink

    Well, I could not find the snake, so I did the next best thing–I found the tree!

  9. Mark Sturtevant
    Posted April 9, 2017 at 10:05 am | Permalink

    I think I found it, but the lower res makes it hard to be sure.

  10. nwalsh
    Posted April 9, 2017 at 10:30 am | Permalink

    I’ll just have to wait for it to move!

  11. Posted April 9, 2017 at 12:23 pm | Permalink

    After the reveal, I don’t think anyone will think “Of course, why didn’t I see it?”

  12. Sabine
    Posted April 9, 2017 at 1:22 pm | Permalink

    Aack! It’s huge! Glad I’m not there to step on it!

  13. markko
    Posted April 12, 2017 at 5:26 am | Permalink

    Dark and quite long and exactly where things which are photographed is supposed to be.

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