When you’re trudging through a leafy path, there’s probably nothing more alarming than a camouflaged snake biting you on the ankle. That’s why this photo, which showcases the cunning camouflage of a certain Copperhead snake, is giving the internet major anxiety. Why? No matter how long you stare at the image, you can’t see the snake at all. But it’s still there, lying in wait.
Posted by a Florida Institute of Technology PhD student on Twitter, the photo was taken by Jerry Davis somewhere in Texas, and it’s conjured quite a bit of confusion.