At the exact moment the photos were taken, her kids were about to cross paths with a venomous eastern brown snake.
The deadly photobomb was shared on Facebook by Barry Goldsmith, owner of Snake Catcher Victoria Australia. Goldsmith saw the pics as a perfect example of how snakes will not attack unless otherwise provoked.
“The snake saw them coming and watched as they unknowingly skipped past,” Goldsmith wrote on Facebook. “Really goes to show that snakes are not aggressive and just need respect.”
Eastern brown snakes will react defensively if agitated or cornered, but when the snakes are confronted with a person, usually they will choose to flee or remain still.
Most of the eastern brown snake casualties are a result of the animal feeling as if his life is in danger, according to the Australian Museum: “This species has the unfortunate distinction of causing more deaths from snakebite than any other species of snake in Australia. Many bites have been a direct result of people trying to kill these snakes and could obviously have been avoided.”