‘Such a monster!’ A large snake was discovered by a hiker near a creek in South Carolina.

A South Carolina hiker wandering near a creek was astonished to discover a massive snake lying near the creek’s edge.

According to The State of Columbia, Meredith Langley photographed the reptile at Jeffries Creek Park in Florence and uploaded the photos on Facebook.

“Take note of how effectively he blends in with his environment,” Langley wrote in her piece. “This was a great teaching opportunity and example for my kids, who often forget not to rush ahead of me on hikes!” she said.