Aussies have been left scratching their heads after a snake catcher asked people if they could spot the venomous reptile hiding in bushland.
The picture was uploaded on Thursday by the Hodgsons Snake Catchers Facebook after they spotted it at Beaufort, 40 kilometres from Ballarat, Victoria.
In a weedy patch of gravel the snake appears to disguise itself as a part of the ground.
Snaker catchers in Victoria asked whether followers could spot the snake in dry grassland in rural Victoria
The reptile disguised in the weeds and gravel was a tiger snake, the snake catchers confirmed
Followers were asked whether they could spot the reptile, the rescuers suggesting they ‘take a screenshot of the photo, then draw a line tracing where you believe the snake is in the photo’.
‘Remember, this is gravel with weeds, barely any cover.’
Some were clueless and said they couldn’t spot the snake.
‘Nope this one got me,’ one user wrote.
‘I have no idea where it is,’ another wrote.
‘I’m struggling as well! I cannot see it at all.’
Others who appeared to spot the snake tried to guess the species.
‘Hidden well eastern brown my guess,’ one wrote.
‘My guess is a tiger snake,’ another said.
Some saw the funnier side while others said the game made them feel cautious the next time they went outside.
‘Not playing this stupid dumb game anymore!!!!’ one user wrote.
‘Another day where I get bitten and die,’ another said.
‘These games give me so much anxiety.’
One of the moderators of the post wrote in the comments section that the activity was more about getting people to notice what’s around them.
‘It’s (the game) not about easy or hard (to find the snake), it’s about awareness to your surroundings,’ they wrote.
While most found it difficult to spot the snake and identify the species, Gianni from Hodgsons told Daily Mail Australia that the reptile was a tiger snake.
‘This (snake) was in a work yard,’ Gianni said.
‘There was a business place where people would be walking past and it (snake) was sitting in the garden bed.’
‘We took it out to a local creek away from workplaces and people’s houses.’
Most users who played along in the game said they couldn’t spot the snake while others couldn’t recognise the species
Gianni said the point of the game was to help people become more aware of their surroundings particularly in unfamiliar areas.
‘That’s the point of the game…is to show people how well they (snakes) can blend in and can’t be spotted,’ Gianni said.
Video footage was put up later which revealed the moment the snake was seen lying on the ground.
The person who filmed the snake zooms the camera in to show the animal which appears to be lying on the surface motionless.
Moments later the snake jerks the upper part of its body as the person filming steps back before the snake then swiftly slithers away.
Video footage which was uploaded to the Hodgsons Snake Catchers page showed a close up of the tiger snake
The animal was seen lying motionless on the ground before it suddenly jerked its upper body and swiftly slithered away