The hognose snake is a type of colubridsnake characterized by an upturned snout. They are notorious for playing dead when threatened. The hognose snakes consist of three distantly related genera that are artificially grouped together by the "hognose" common name.
Have a cousin in Missouri that had a copperhead try the same
thing with him. He didn't like it. My cousin, not the snake.
I doubt that the snake got a thrill out of it either, because he
dispatched it to another world.
A few pages ago I mentioned that Doo-Vall not only has a state-of-the-art sewage treatment facility, but said facility is also adorned with pleasing fish art. Ignorant visitors undoubtedly think it's a fish hatchery, though I would urge said folks to not eat the brown trouts from these rearing ponds.