Snake playing dead … and the Oscar goes to?

Have you heard about a snake playing dead when attacked? As you will see there are quite good actors  also in the animal world.

This snake (hognose snake) has a perfect gig to cunningly discourage its’ predators. First it starts to hiss, flattens itself and pretends to be aggressive. If this still isn’t enough to deter a predator then it starts a dramatic role as being in one of the shakespearean tragedy where main character dies in a gruesome self inflicting death. It is quite funny to watch this next video:

Let me know in the comments if you think this little rascal of a snake should get an Oscar for this exquisite role of snake playing dead 🙂

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