Parks and recreation authorities in North Carolina issued a notice about a so-called “zombie snake” in the state that tends to “play dead.”
The North Carolina State Parks and Recreation shared pictures of the eastern hognose wind on its Facebook page, cautioning inhabitants to remain alert if they happen to come across the creature, which defends itself by lying on it’s back and pretending to be de*d.
“Instead of watching clouds to see if we can keep weekend weather on track, let’s play a game! Who is this ‘famous’ NC snake? A Cobra? A zombie snake? It’s a harmless one,” the organization wrote in a lighthearted Facebook post.
The reptiles vary in color but the most common ones are usually brown or gray with dark brown blotches. It isn’t noxious, however, they have cobra-like characteristics, as indicated by Amphibian and Reptiles of North Carolina.
“If the antagonist continues, the hognose snake will feign death by opening its mouth, rolling over on its back, and writhing around. If turned over onto its belly, it will immediately roll again onto its back,” the statement said.
Instead of watching clouds to see if we can keep weekend weather on track, let's play a game! Who is this “famous” NC…
Source: North Carolina State Parks and Recreation