Camouflage is a great example of evolution in action. Nothing demonstrates the power of evolution better than camouflage. Creatures that have evolved their looks to help them blend in with their natural environment demonstrate that the species that adapts quickest survives longest. A yellow-faced whip snake was discovered crawling inside a house on Long Island, New York, United States, where it was later captured by snake catchers. When these animal experts went out into a rural corner of Australia’s Sunshine Coast, Queensland, they released the snake back into nature and took a photo of the slithering predator as proof.

This photograph, however, has been shared thousands of times. Despite the fact that the professional animal control workers from Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers only just released the snake, it quickly blended in with the grass and dirt. The natural ability of the snake to camouflage itself quickly demonstrated how powerful this skill is. And now, with people straining to spot the snake in the photo, which is really just hiding from you, the image of the snake is going viral on social media.

In the viral photo, the snake does not shine in full. Instead, you must locate just a tiny piece of the legless reptile. And if you don’t know what a yellow-faced whip snake looks like, this search may be difficult for you. As a result, we’ve included an image of it here for your convenience.

Hundreds of people identified themselves as having a hard time finding the grass snake. Some said they might need new glasses because the snake was so well hidden.

“My head is spinning. I cannot see anything – please put us out of our misery!”

“Wow you are pointing at it, and I still can’t see it!” another person wrote.

The snake is well concealed, making it a serious risk. If you don’t notice one while out and about, you run the danger of stepping on it and suffering damage.

Stuard McKenzie, the owner of Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers, provided a little more information on the species. Yellow-faced whip snakes are quite prevalent on the Sunshine Coast of Australia, which means that his company is always busy when these snakes go where they aren’t supposed to. Snake catchers must remove dangerous reptiles from a variety of circumstances.

“We often catch a few a week, sometimes one a day,” he said. “People often think they are brown snakes. They are mildly venomous and can be potentially dangerous to small pets.”

On the Daily Mail website, dozens of individuals have expressed their feelings about the photo. The majority of people felt it was difficult to look at the camouflaged snake!

“I lived in Brisbane for two years. Australia does not permit you to kill snakes…we had to stop in the middle of the street to let a snake slither to the other side, all traffic stopped. Crazy rules.”

“I’d like to point out that I **NEVER** can see these poisonous animals hidden in Aussie photographs. I’m convinced that I’d die within 5 minutes of landing Down Unda… Yup! I’d be dead in the blink of an eye!”