Generally speaking, snakes won’t bother you unless you bother them first. However, many snakes are excellent at camouflaging themselves.
As such, it can be all too easy to unwittingly walk near or onto a snake hiding out in the brush.
For example, an Australian mother, after taking a photo of her young daughter, didn’t realize until afterwards that her child was standing next to a deadly snake.
There’s another sneaky snake, a copperhead, in this photo. It is, however, extremely difficult to spot him.
Do you see the coiled-up creature hiding in plain sight?
Here is an image of another copperhead snake, for reference:
Give up? Here is the solution:
Do you see him now?
If you walk over areas with a lot of fallen leaves, keep an eye out for unusually regular patterns on the ground. Also, keep an eye out for sudden movement.
A copperhead is more likely to slither away than attack. However, they will become defensive if cornered or chased down by a child or dog.
If you live in an area with poisonous snakes, make sure you learn how to spot them and identify symptoms of a snakebite.
Copperheads are the most common venomous snake in the eastern parts of the US.