Spot the copperhead snake!

Here’s a tweet that Matthew found; the tweeter, Brutum Fulmen, asks you to spot the copperhead snake (Agkistrodon contortrix). This is one of America’s venomous snake.

I’ll put the picture from @BrutumF’s tweet below the original tweet.

Can you spot it? I rate this one “pretty hard”. Answer at 11 a.m. Chicago time.

40 Comments

  1. Posted April 26, 2020 at 8:21 am | Permalink

    Slightly above dead center

  2. Posted April 26, 2020 at 8:22 am | Permalink

    Very snaky, but I got it. Yes, hardish.

  3. EdwardM
    Posted April 26, 2020 at 8:23 am | Permalink

    That WAS hard. One of these got me in the leg when I was a boy. Hurt like crazy – like a nasty bee sting.

  4. A C Harper
    Posted April 26, 2020 at 8:34 am | Permalink

    Found in around a minute or less with the picture enlarged and looking for the smooth edge of the body. And then took me another ten seconds or so to find it again in the ‘small’ picture.

    I think it helps if you can ‘prime’ your visual search with an idea of a size, or shape, or edge. Although if your expectations are mistaken the search will take rather longer.

    • EdwardM
      Posted April 26, 2020 at 9:00 am | Permalink

      I relied on my spidey sense.

  5. EXPLOSION
    Posted April 26, 2020 at 8:51 am | Permalink

    Sure to my wife who grew up in North Carolina. she thinks she can see the head to the bottom right but the coloring doesn’t look like a copperhead. She would really like to know the answer: is it going to be posted anytime today?

    • Posted April 26, 2020 at 8:57 am | Permalink

      Yes, as I said in the post, answer at 11 a.m. on the site.

      • EXPLOSION
        Posted April 26, 2020 at 5:51 pm | Permalink

        I appreciate you getting back to me but we just found it. Let me know if you’ve published any recent articles. Behe is just about knocked out – you can tell he is almost too tired to keep up the pretense.

  6. GBJames
    Posted April 26, 2020 at 8:53 am | Permalink

    Poisonously hard, this one.

    • EdwardM
      Posted April 26, 2020 at 9:05 am | Permalink

      arrrgh…forgive me…it’s like an itch….”venomously hard”. Mushrooms are poisonous, snakes are venomous.

      • GBJames
        Posted April 26, 2020 at 9:08 am | Permalink

        Pedant!

  7. Posted April 26, 2020 at 8:58 am | Permalink

    I can’t believe I found it. Usually I never find snakes…they find me.

  8. Posted April 26, 2020 at 9:15 am | Permalink

    Got. ‘Tis a good one!

  9. ratabago
    Posted April 26, 2020 at 9:18 am | Permalink

    That’s some beautiful cryptic patterning. If the pattern of the body crossing a leaf hadn’t jarred my sense of how leaves should be I think it would have taken ages to find.

  10. CR
    Posted April 26, 2020 at 9:18 am | Permalink

    Wow, good one. Very (which means I’m not being sarcastic) hard. I see the body but still can’t tell which end is head or tail.

  11. sgo
    Posted April 26, 2020 at 9:32 am | Permalink

    Found it eventually but not at first and that’s scary …

  12. Posted April 26, 2020 at 10:07 am | Permalink

    Spotted it after a small eternity. I sure wouldn’t be sitting here typing this if my survival had depended on seeing it!!!

  13. Mark
    Posted April 26, 2020 at 10:14 am | Permalink

    I opened the image in a new full-screen tab, then enlarged it (Ctrl +) several times until I see what I think is its head, in the center of the upper-left quadrant, and just to the right of vegetation.

  14. rickflick
    Posted April 26, 2020 at 10:17 am | Permalink

    Venom from copperheads is not deadly, and when people die from copperhead snake bites it is due to an allergic reaction. People who are weak or either very old or very young may experience a significant impact on their body functions from a copperhead snake bite. Pain lasts 10 days.

    • John Dentinger
      Posted April 26, 2020 at 10:49 am | Permalink

      This one leaves me defeeted.

  15. Avis James
    Posted April 26, 2020 at 11:08 am | Permalink

    Perhaps being raised in the Ozarks made this easier for me!

  16. Dave137
    Posted April 26, 2020 at 11:30 am | Permalink

    I think snakes are beautiful: and, simultaneously: I just can’t look at them. Nope, can’t do it.

  17. Al J Procopio
    Posted April 26, 2020 at 12:33 pm | Permalink

    I’m buying snake boots. !

  18. jedijan
    Posted April 26, 2020 at 12:52 pm | Permalink

    That is certainly some camouflaged right snake there. He/she/it did not want to be found!

  19. Linda Wheeler
    Posted April 26, 2020 at 12:59 pm | Permalink

    Did not see that, we thought two different spots. Its It’s amazing when you are tol where it is, your eyes adjust to it immediately.

  20. David Prose
    Posted April 26, 2020 at 5:57 pm | Permalink

    I saw the devil himself.

  21. TroySanders
    Posted April 26, 2020 at 6:04 pm | Permalink

    Pretty tough. I had to enlarge the picture to accomplish the task.

  22. Sheila
    Posted April 26, 2020 at 7:10 pm | Permalink

    Found that copperhead head showing out from under the leaves

  23. Robin
    Posted April 26, 2020 at 7:16 pm | Permalink

    I spotted it, but then again I’ve been bitten by one and it’s really a painful experience to say the least..

  24. Robin Yoakum
    Posted April 26, 2020 at 7:22 pm | Permalink

    I see it. Mid picture. He’s very good camouflaged. He gorgeous too. I love snakes

  25. Robin Yoakum
    Posted April 26, 2020 at 7:27 pm | Permalink

    There’s a non venomous snake also at the top and little to the left,that’s probably what he’s after.

  26. Bruce Morgan
    Posted April 27, 2020 at 10:07 am | Permalink

    The ankle nipper is properly outlined with the head at the top. Look closely and you will see that the uptilted head is a darker bronze color than the rest of the body.

    It was easy for me because despite bad vision I have spent my entire life looking for snakes and the copperhead “search pattern” is now hardwired into my brain!

    I have often pointed out copperheads lying in plain sight to my non herper friends. They couldn’t see them until I poked them and they moved.

  27. Anthony Hump
    Posted April 27, 2020 at 4:32 pm | Permalink

    I see him,….

  28. Anthony Hump
    Posted April 27, 2020 at 4:33 pm | Permalink

    In the middle of the brown leaves, perfectly blending in wow

  29. Mary
    Posted April 27, 2020 at 4:49 pm | Permalink

    😥 They are out and about in Texas … as well as all snakes now!

    A excellent post!!! As often we come on them alittle too late.
    Snake season is here, last week had a coral, 2 rat snakes in the yard plus a water moccasin in the pool!!!🤯

  30. Robert
    Posted April 27, 2020 at 4:51 pm | Permalink

    It’s under the big stick

  31. Stephanie Mclaurin
    Posted April 27, 2020 at 6:52 pm | Permalink

    I found it!! Almost in the center

  32. Jeff Mercer
    Posted April 27, 2020 at 7:28 pm | Permalink

    Found it!
    Took about 70 seconds!

  33. WILLIE Henderson
    Posted April 27, 2020 at 8:27 pm | Permalink

    I do believe that it is more than one in the pictures. Look at the green leaves on both sides of picture

  34. Jennifer Shelton
    Posted April 28, 2020 at 11:33 pm | Permalink

    He’s in the middle of the page almost halfway up from the bottom of the picture. Very hard to spot and also very scary!!


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