A copperhead snake lies curled on the forest floor in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee. In the eastern parts of the US, the copperhead snake is the most common venomous snake. The copperhead, which has the Latin name Agkistrodon contortrix, has alternating dark and light colored bands of different widths across most of its body aside from the tip of its tail, which has a very characteristic green or yellow hue. Sometimes it will wriggle its tail to attract potential prey. (Photo by Robert Alexander/Archive Photos/Getty Images)
Photo: Robert Alexander/Getty Images
Photo: Robert Alexander/Getty Images

Can you spot the snake in this photo?

An image gaining attention on the internet is a fun optical illusion while also serving as a careful reminder to observe your surroundings and watch your footings when hiking and venturing outside this summer. 

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A photo shared by @SssnakeySci, identified by Mashable as snake biologist Helen Plylar, shows an expanse of leaves.

But there’s more than just leaves in the photo. 

The photo supposedly shows a concealed Agkistrodon contortrix, more commonly known as the copperhead snake.

“Cute but venomous, so no touchy!” Plylar tweeted.

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Plylar said the photo was sent to her by a man named Jerry Davis.

After the photo went viral, Plylar posted a note on Twitter, reminding people to respect snakes. 

“For everyone enjoying this puzzle, please remember: Snakes deserve to live just as we do. Treat them with care (and) respect, not hate (and) fear.”

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Still can’t find the reptile? Scroll down to get some help.

And while there’s no clear indication of where the snakes are in these photos, check out similar photos social media users sent to Plylar: 

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