Mum didn't realise there was a hidden danger lurking in this photo she took of her daughter.

Bianca Dickinson was trying to snap a picture of her two-year-old daughter on her outback Australian property.

Little did she know one of Australia’s most venomous snakes was just centimetres away from her child on the driveway of her Wimmera, Victoria home.

“Oh my golly…snakes are on the move!” Bianca wrote when she shared the incredible image on Facebook.

“I was out taking a photo of my daughter…and I thought I saw something move! It’s really windy here so I thought it was a bit of bark flying from the tree,” she wrote.

“Looked up to see this massive brown had just passed my 2 year old!”

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Image via Facebook/Bianca Dickinson.

She snatched her toddler away quickly, and went inside, but discovered she'd caught the moment on camera when she looked through her pictures.


Bianca said she "can't believe" the snake - which she believes is an Eastern brown snake - didn't touch her daughter.

Image via Facebook/Bianca Dickinson.

The incredible photo has already been shared over 6,000 times on Facebook.

Although brown snakes are one of the deadliest in the world and are rarely aggressive, they are known to chase down predators when they feel threatened.

Many who commented on the image say Bianca's daughter is "very lucky" she didn't move and alarm the snake.

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