A mum was taking photos of her baby girl when she discovered a snake was slithering past the child’s legs. It happened in the most UNLIKELY of places: Australia.
Bianca Dickinson, mum of four, had her two-year-old daughter Molly pose for a picture at the end of their farm’s driveway in Kaniva, Victoria. What she didn’t know was that Molly wasn’t the only one in the photo.
“I was looking through my camera lens and was looking at my daughter. 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,” she told ABC News.
However, instead of running and screaming to save her kid, Bianca just froze – which turned out to be a good thing.
“I think because I stayed still, she then stayed still and it literally just kept slithering past,” she told The Daily Mail.
After snatching Molly away from the scene, Bianca later checked her phone. The snake managed to photobomb three images.
Bianca added that she was unable to eat after the terrifying incident, and she feels ill every time she thinks about what could have happened to Molly.
“Every time I shut my eyes I see that big snake and what could have happened. I see Molly being taken away in an ambulance,
“Molly looked at the photo when I showed her and she just said, ‘that’s me’. [She] has no idea what happened, which is good.”
The photobombing snake is believed to be an Eastern brown snake, which is the second most deadliest snake on Earth, and responsible for most snake bites in Australia.