Can you see it? Snake spotted hiding next to baby's bed

The culprit was a mildly venomous Yellow-faced Whipsnake

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Snake spotted lurking by baby's bed

Nothing appears to be out of the ordinary at first glance of this snap of a baby's cot.

But take a closer look and you'll see a venomous snake just inches from the infant's bed.

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A dad was left horrified when he found the sneaky reptile in his child's room.

He called in a team of snake catchers, who removed the reptile and later shared a snap of the baby's cot on Facebook.

They invited their followers to try and spot the snake in the picture, and it proved to be a bit tricky for some.

Credits: Facebook

The snake was on the floor next to a box of nappies

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In the photo, the snake was slithering on the floor next to a box of nappies at a home in Little Mountain, Queensland, Australia.

Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers wrote on Facebook: "Not a good place to find a snake! A Little Mountain local was vacuuming his house today when he saw what he thought to be a young Brown Snake in the babies room!

"Keeping an eye on the snake he gave us a call and I rushed out. The culprit was actually a mildly venomous Yellow-faced Whipsnake. See if you can find him in this photo!"

Credits: Lonely Planet Images

Yellow-faced whip snakes are regularly found in and around homes in Queensland

Several users expressed shock or horror over the fact that the snake was in a baby's room.

One user wrote: "I can't find it. Starting to question decision to move to the Sunshine Coast."

Another added: "When my baby was a few months old (always laying on the floor on their blanket) we had multiple whip snakes in the house."

Yellow-faced whip snakes are categorised by Wildlife Queensland as "potentially dangerous" to humans, especially children.

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A bite can cause localised pain and severe symptoms, and victims are urged to apply correct first aid and seek medical attention immediately.

The snakes are very slender with long whip-like tails, large eyes and bodies that are pale oliver or bluish grey with rusty flush or stripes, and a yellowish tail.

They grow to 65-70cm and are frequently found in and around homes in Queensland while looking for prey.

The snakes are active hunters and feast on lizards such as skinks, but they are frequently killed by suburban cats.

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