Heart-pounding back to school picture features unexpected photobomb

Viral News

AUBURN, Ala. (WRBL) – It’s back to school for students across the nation which means our social media timelines are flooded with adorable pictures of precious kiddos wearing backpacks and bright smiles.

At first glance, the back to school picture of 7th grader Brooke Mills looks especially cute. The Auburn City School student smiles for the camera in skinny jeans, black t-shirt, and perfectly combed hair.

Looking at the snapshot, you barely notice the tree behind her and perhaps the most surprising “photo-bomb” in back to school picture history.

There’s a large snake slithering down the tree – looking directly at the student.

Brooke’s mother says she didn’t notice the reptile until the photo session had already begun Thursday morning.

“Lord, it was scary! I got two pictures and said ‘show your teeth please, baby!’ Then I saw the snake. I said ‘Brooke come here’ and she looked at me like I’m not done taking pics! So I said ‘Brooke get away from the tree now.’ I said it calmly, but I’m sure my face said it all,” shared Mills.

Thank goodness the only thing the snake wanted to “strike” was a pose in this unexpected back to school picture.

Brooke and her mom are okay, so is the snake. This family’s photo surely got our hearts pumping just in time for the bell to ring.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Top Videos

Local event planner creates game encouraging residents to try, support new restaurants while stuck at home

Thumbnail for the video titled "Local event planner creates game encouraging residents to try, support new restaurants while stuck at home"

Early hurricane season forecasts predict a lightly above average season

Thumbnail for the video titled "Early hurricane season forecasts predict a lightly above average season"

Family of missing St. Petersburg woman is losing hope

Thumbnail for the video titled "Family of missing St. Petersburg woman is losing hope"

Motorcyclist and bicyclist killed after collision on Bayshore Blvd.

Thumbnail for the video titled "Motorcyclist and bicyclist killed after collision on Bayshore Blvd."

Police investigating Bayshore Blvd. traffic fatality

Thumbnail for the video titled "Police investigating Bayshore Blvd. traffic fatality"

Citrus County couple back home after weeks on cruise ships during coronavirus outbreak

Thumbnail for the video titled "Citrus County couple back home after weeks on cruise ships during coronavirus outbreak"

Trump says he will speak with DeSantis about cruise ships

Thumbnail for the video titled "Trump says he will speak with DeSantis about cruise ships"

businesses shutting down

Thumbnail for the video titled "businesses shutting down"

tobacco depot video

Thumbnail for the video titled "tobacco depot video"

Clearwater police surprise 6-year-old for his birthday

Thumbnail for the video titled "Clearwater police surprise 6-year-old for his birthday"

Migrant workers especially suffering during coronavirus crisis

Thumbnail for the video titled "Migrant workers especially suffering during coronavirus crisis"
More Local News

Trending Stories

get the app

News App

Weather App

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss