A Victorian mother has captured the moment a deadly eastern brown snake approached her toddler while she was taking a photo.

Bianca Dickinson was taking a photo of her two-year-old daughter Molly when she noticed something move, assuming it was a leaf in the wind.

Just a few seconds later she realised it was in fact a dangerous eastern brown snake passing by her daughter just centimetres away.

“I can’t believe it didn’t touch her,” Ms Dickinson wrote in a post on Facebook.

“Once I was home, I checked my camera and found this shot.”

The post has had over 7,000 shares, 18,000 likes and almost 6,000 comments.

ARGH! I would be so freaked out.

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  • that is scary. i would have grabbed my kid and ran for it


  • Oh my gosh, way too close fir my comfort! I would’ve freaked a bit


  • Fortunately your beautiful little girl stood still so the snake didn’t sense any movement. Had you realised and called her, it may have been disastrous.


  • Wow! This photo makes me feel a little ill! I can only imagine how scary it would have been to see the snake in the photo. Very lucky little girl. I have also had near misses with snakes and it churns the stomach and then there is relief.


  • She is so lucky as it is literally an arms length away from it.


  • wow that could have ended so very badly – glad that the little girl was lucky that day – awesome shot by the way


  • Seen this earlier today…very scary stuff indeed.


  • Wow this is so scary! I wouldve freaked out! This kid is veey lucky.


  • Wow!! So so lucky!


  • The child was indeed very lucky not to be biten!


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