Can you spot the snake lurking in this typical Queensland backyard?

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  • Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers posted a photograph of a seemingly innocent suburban backyard
  • They asked their followers to spot the snake and name its species, but social media users were stumped 
  • Some Facebook users suggested it could be a a common tree snake in the foliage or a small carpet python 

Daniel Peters For Daily Mail Australia

This looks like a typical photograph of a suburban backyard, with two water tanks, a scattering of mulch and a healthy amount of foliage sprouting from the ground – but all is not as it seems.

Somewhere, lurking in this innocent-looking Queensland garden is a red-bellied black snake – but can you spot it?

Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers were called in to relocate the reptile this week, and posted an image of the garden on Facebook asking its followers to work out the perfectly camouflaged animal’s location.

Can you spot the snake in this garden? Social media users were stumped after Sunshine Coast Snake catchers posted this photo asking its followers to find the snake and guess what species it was

Can you spot the snake in this garden? Social media users were stumped after Sunshine Coast Snake catchers posted this photo asking its followers to find the snake and guess what species it was

Can you spot the snake in this garden? Social media users were stumped after Sunshine Coast Snake catchers posted this photo asking its followers to find the snake and guess what species it was

This led to a stream of different guesses from followers of the page, who were also asked to identify the species of the snake, but most people got it wrong. 

Sunshine Snake Catchers asked: ‘Must be time for another one of these games. Extra points for the what species the snake it too!’

Judy Williams suggested: ‘Common tree snake poking his head out in the big green foliage in the front.’

Michael Edgeworth chimed in, guessing: ‘Carpet python, the end of his tail in one and body in the other.’

‘I’ve no idea. I’m just hanging around until the guy with the answer turns up,’ Emma Donrow joked, while countless others simply tagged their friends.

Sunshine Snake Catchers confirmed to Daily Mail Australia the head of a baby red-bellied black snake was popping out from under the frame of the left water tank, as shown below.

There it is: Sunshine Snake Catchers confirmed to Daily Mail Australia a baby red-bellied black snake was poking its head up from underneath the frame of the left water tank

There it is: Sunshine Snake Catchers confirmed to Daily Mail Australia a baby red-bellied black snake was poking its head up from underneath the frame of the left water tank

There it is: Sunshine Snake Catchers confirmed to Daily Mail Australia a baby red-bellied black snake was poking its head up from underneath the frame of the left water tank

Some eagle-eyed social media users were able to correctly identify the species of snake and its incredible hiding spot.

‘Black snake sticking its head out right-hand side of the left tank?,’ Brad Reid wrote.

‘Red Bellied Black Snake emerging from under left tank,’ agreed Ollie Sherlock.

Australian snake catchers are well known for posting photographs asking their followers to spot camouflaged snakes they come across while going from job to job.

Where is the snake in this picture? Facebook users were stumped after being told a reptile was somewhere in this frame 

Where is the snake in this picture? Facebook users were stumped after being told a reptile was somewhere in this frame 

Where is the snake in this picture? Facebook users were stumped after being told a reptile was somewhere in this frame 

After a series of incorrect guesses, Sunshine Snake Spotters revealed a coastal carpet python was hidden amongst the greenery

After a series of incorrect guesses, Sunshine Snake Spotters revealed a coastal carpet python was hidden amongst the greenery

After a series of incorrect guesses, Sunshine Snake Spotters revealed a coastal carpet python was hidden amongst the greenery

One of the world’s most venomous snakes was spotted against a fence in Melbourne by an eagle-eyed serpent catcher

One of the world’s most venomous snakes was spotted against a fence in Melbourne by an eagle-eyed serpent catcher

One of the world’s most venomous snakes was spotted against a fence in Melbourne by an eagle-eyed serpent catcher

Moorabool Shire councillor Jarrod Bingham, who is also a snake catcher, revealed where the deadly eastern brown snake was hiding

Moorabool Shire councillor Jarrod Bingham, who is also a snake catcher, revealed where the deadly eastern brown snake was hiding

Moorabool Shire councillor Jarrod Bingham, who is also a snake catcher, revealed where the deadly eastern brown snake was hiding