There are extremely mysterious giant snake butterflies on this tree

Photos purporting to show three angry snakes in a tree have perplexed Internet users, as the creatures were revealed to be gentle, albeit gigantic, insects.

Hiding in this tree are some specimens of Attacs atlas, or the Atlas moth, an amazing moth native to the Malaysian rainforest that disguises itself as a snake. The Atlas moth is one of the largest lepidopterans, with a wingspan of up to 24 cm (9.4 in) and a wing surface area of about 160 cm2 (25 in2). It is only surpassed in wingspan by the white witch (Thysania agrippina) and the Attacs caesar, and in wing surface area by the Hercles moth.