Can you spot the python in this back garden?

You might have to look closely...

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At first glance, this picture appears to show a typical back garden, complete with lawn equipment, fencing and a clothes drying rack.

But take a much closer look and you'll see something terrifying - for a SNAKE is actually hidden among the plants in the corner of the garden.

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A team of snake catchers was called in after the reptile was spotted lurking amid the shrubs, with a part of its body hanging over the fence.

The experts took a picture of the scene, before inviting their Facebook followers to try to spot the creature - a task that proved tricky for many.

They told their followers: "Top points for the species, too!"

One woman, Jacki Day, commented: "I can never find the snakes.

Credits: Facebook

The reptile was pictured hidden among the plants in the corner of the garden

Credits: Facebook

Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers in Australia were called in after the reptile was spotted lurking amid the shrubs

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"I once walked straight past the most massive carpet snake in Noosa National Park and didn't see it until my friend pointed it out to me."

Another user, Steve Connaughton, guessed: "In the blue tub."

And a third, Martin McAvaney, posted: "To the right of the catchers bag and gear at the bottom of picture."

However, John Greydanus identified the location of the snake correctly, posting a close-up image of the reptile hidden in the plants.

He remarked: "Has to be a python of some sort."

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Today, Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers in Australia took to Facebook again to provide the answer to the question.

They wrote: "Well as most of you guessed, the snake was on the fence in the back right hand corner of the photo.

"The snake is a Coastal Carpet Python."

The picture was taken in Queensland, although the exact location is unclear.

Coastal carpet pythons are non-venomous snakes that are widespread in eastern Queensland. They grow to around seven feet in length.

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Coastal carpet pythons are non-venomous snakes that are widesperead in eastern Queensland (file picture)

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They eat mostly 'warm-blooded' prey, such as rats, birds and possums - although larger specimens might feed on families' pet dogs and cats.

The snakes' bites are not venomous, but they can cause deep cuts.

On Sunday, Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers posted on Facebook that coastal carpet pythons "have been extremely common over the past week".

It said it had been called out to deal with a number of the reptiles in the region.

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