Kenya Foy
Updated Apr 03, 2017 @ 2:56 pm
snake in brown leaves
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Generally, we consider getting photobombed by an animal to be a pretty cool experience, but this mom in Australia who unknowingly snapped a picture of her toddler and a snake (!) would probably beg to differ. According to The Daily Dot, Bianca Dickinson shared a photo of her 2-year-old daughter Molly on Facebook where a brown snake can be seen slithering in the backdrop precariously close to the unsuspecting toddler.

Dickinson spoke with ABC News about the scary snake photobombing incident, the details of which are creepy enough to cause anyone to develop a debilitating fear of snakes. We’re actually experiencing a skin crawling sensation just thinking about it.

“I was looking through my camera lens and was looking at my daughter,” Dickinson said. “I saw something move in the corner of my eye and actually thought it was bark coming off the tree — yesterday in Victoria it was quite windy — I then looked up to see where the bark had gone.”

Um, that’s because the “bark” was a massive brown snake that had moved past Molly, who was completely unaware and focused on her other siblings, who were exiting the school bus and heading towards home.

Dickinson later discovered that she’d captured the snake in the photo when scrolling through the pics in her phone. She posted the unbelievable snap online, and if the mere sight of snakes completely freaks you out, NOW is when you should look away.

What a close call! Dickinson says Molly still has no idea what happened, but she’s simply relieved that the potentially venomous snake didn’t harm her daughter. We’re officially counting this as the scariest photobomb ever.