A snake catcher has captured an image of a highly-camouflaged snake hiding among fallen branches - another reminder to check where you are walking through the summer

A snake is hiding somewhere in this pile of sticks

A snake catcher has captured an image of a highly-camouflaged snake hiding among fallen branches – another reminder to check where you are walking through the summer.

Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers posted an image to their Facebook page of a cluster of damp branches, with a snake located somewhere among the bark.

The mix of dark and light browns of the sticks match perfectly to the scales of the snake, making it even more difficult to be spotted.

A snake catcher has captured an image of a highly-camouflaged snake hiding among fallen branches - another reminder to check where you are walking through the summer

A snake catcher has captured an image of a highly-camouflaged snake hiding among fallen branches – another reminder to check where you are walking through the summer

The snake is a keelback, a common nonvenomous species that often causes alarm because of its similarities to the deadly eastern brown.

They are often seen around south-eastern Queensland, around creeks and dams.

The Sunshine Coast Snake Hunters post received over a hundred comments with people struggling to find the hidden snake.

The snake is a keelback, a common nonvenomous species that often causes alarm because of its similarities to the deadly eastern brown

The snake is a keelback, a common nonvenomous species that often causes alarm because of its similarities to the deadly eastern brown

The keelback's diet consists heavily of the cane toad. This dietary choice of the poisonous toad means the only danger the snake presents is their gas, as the keelback emits a horrific odour

The keelback’s diet consists heavily of the cane toad. This dietary choice of the poisonous toad means the only danger the snake presents is their gas, as the keelback emits a horrific odour

‘It’s the rare eastern stick snake…’ one person commented who couldn’t locate the reptile.

‘There’s a snake in the photo?’ another said.

The keelback’s diet consists heavily of the cane toad, a pest in Queensland.

This dietary choice of the poisonous toad means the only danger the snake presents is their gas, as the keelback emits a horrific odour.

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