It’s an incredible fast-moving, venomous and potentially dangerous creature.
But can you see the snake lurking in this room, just centimetres from a young baby’s crib?
Posted to Facebook by the Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers page, the picture has left dozens of people battling as they search for the young serpent hidden in the room.
While rated as mildly venomous, the Yellow-faced Whip Snake (stock image pictured) would still leave any young child in pain
While rated as only mildly venomous, the Yellow-faced Whip Snake hiding next to the box of nappies on the left-hand wall would still leave any young child in pain.
The young Yellow-faced Whip Snake grows up to one-metre in length, with its venom causing much swelling and pain to humans.
Found inside a home at Little Mountain, on the Sunshine Coast, the owner had made the common mistake of confusing it for an Eastern Brown snake.
‘A local was vacuuming his house today when he saw what he thought to be a young Brown Snake in the babies room!” Max, a snake catcher, posted on Facebook.
While it proved a struggle for some, the Yellow-faced Whip Snake was spotted hiding next to the box of nappies on the left-hand side of the room (pictured)
‘Keeping an eye on the snake he gave us a call and I rushed out. The culprit was actually a mildly venomous Yellow-faced Whipsnake.’
Of the dozens of people to view the photo, some have had success while many have been left sssstruggling.
The photo shows just how vigilant Australian homeowners need to be in keeping an eye out for the dangerous reptiles during the upcoming snake season.