Eastern Hog-Nosed Snake
A snake with an upturned snout, the eastern hog-nosed snake normally is gray-brown or tan with distinct dark brown markings down its back. Some individuals lack most of the spots, except for two large black spots behind the head. The belly is mottled with gray. This harmless snake has the ability to hiss loudly and spread its neck like a cobra. If this defense fails to ward off an enemy, the snake may thrash around, open its mouth, roll over and play dead.