Over the last few years, there have been a number of pictures posted to the internet that have left people scratching their heads. These pictures tend to stir up quite the comments on social media, and the newest one is no different.
Now I’m sure most of us remember “the dress”, or so it became known. For those who did not look at a computer screen in 2015, “the dress” was a washed-out picture of a dress that left people arguing over it’s color for months.
As a matter of fact, the picture was so hotly debated that in the first week of it’s posting, the hashtags “#whiteandgold”, “#blackandblue”, and “#thedress” were mentioned in more than 10 million tweets. The dress was later revealed to actually be black and blue, but the internet had some fun for a while.
Now the new head scratcher has come and it is leaving people everywhere questioning their eye sight. The twitter user who posted the mind-boggling picture is known only as @SssnakeySci. She is a Ph.D herpetology student in Florida, and apparently identifying snakes is what she does in her free time.
Imagine walking down a path and finding yourself right at this very spot. At first glance, it looks just like the rest of the ground: covered in leaves. Nothing fancy. However, an extremely sharp eye would notice the immediate danger you are actually in.
After taking a closer look, you can almost make out the figure of a copperhead snake! Even with outlining the creature, it still takes a few seconds before you can really notice it.
What an incredible skill, bringing “I Spy” to a new level. Camouflage is what keeps these terrifying critters safe from predators, and this guy is a master at it. So, the next time you find yourself walking a leafy path, keep your eyes peeled for the unseen.
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