Wednesday, June 12th 2019, 5:38 pm - It may look dead, but it isn't.
North Carolina's parks and recreation division is reminding the public to be aware of "zombie snakes" that "play dead" when threatened.
The eastern hognose snake will sometimes roll onto its back, convulse and lie motionless with its tongue hanging out when confronted by a predator.
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Other times, it will hiss and inflate its neck like a cobra.
The eastern hognose doesn't have any venom and almost never bites. If you come across one in the wild, experts say it's best to leave it alone.
In the U.S.found between eastern-central Minnesota to Wisconsin, as well as in southern New Hampshire, Florida and west to eastern Texas and western Kansas.
In Canada, it can be found in southern Ontario.