This Viral “Invisible” Snake Pic Is Driving the Internet Mad
Every few months a viral pic sweeps across the internet, confusing the heck out of us. First it was #TheDress (yep, the black + blue or gold + white one, depending on how you saw it), followed by the similar color-mixing flip-flop sitch and even the shiny legs optical illusion. But now, the internet has collectively lost its mind over this new “invisible” snake pic. Yes, it involves a snake, but don’t worry! You probably won’t be able to see it anyway.
In the pic taken in Texas by photographer Jerry Davis and posted by a PhD student in snake biology, @SssnakeySci (AKA Helen), we can clearly see a shot of the ground covered in dried leaves, twigs, and little green plants. That seems to be it. But apparently there’s a snake in the shot. Right there in front of our eyes. If you haven’t already done so (and even if you have) take a peek at the maddening picture below…
Received this from a fellow HERper this morning. No caption needed, the task was implied: "can you spot the snake?" 🐍 pic.twitter.com/oVkjOm8ufy
— Helen🐍👩🏼🔬 (@SssnakeySci) April 23, 2017
Can you spot the snake? If so, you’re basically an eagle-eyed superhero of sight. If you can’t track down the slithery critter anywhere in the pic, you’re certainly not alone.
There are some who are downright confused…
— Katy Turner (@katymeturner) April 24, 2017
Some who are wildly wrong…
— Cesar Luciano (@CaesarLuciano) April 25, 2017
And some who are just being totally cheeky…
— sydney deveraux (@SydDeveraux) April 25, 2017
However, it *is* there. The shivers creeping down our spines prove it. If you zoom in and look for a brown body with maroon-ish circular stripes…
If y'all haven't found it yet… Copperhead, aka Agkistrodon contortrix. Cute but venomous, so no touchy! ☺️🐍❤️ pic.twitter.com/pSVMIhFP0o
— Helen🐍👩🏼🔬 (@SssnakeySci) April 24, 2017
AAAHHH! There it is.
Maybe we were better off BEFORE we could see it.
Can you spot the snake (with or without help)? Let us know @BritandCo!
(h/t Refinery29; photo via Drew Angerer/Getty)