A snake shows off its incredible acting skills with its cunning display of how to deter predators – by acting like it’s dying.
In an Oscar-worthy performance, the Eastern Hognose writhes around as if it’s in pain, whilst also emitting a disgusting smell.
It even hangs its fork tongue out of its mouth to ensure the dramatic scene is fully believable as it tried to stop a feral cat from making it his dinner.
Texan local Kenneth Gisi happened to stumble across the distinctive snake and perhaps even saved its life.
He explained: “I was just coming home from the store and, while I was walking down my driveway, I noticed a feral cat in the tall grass staring down at the ground intensely.
“I had a feeling that this cat had found a snake so I went to investigate. Sure enough, it was this Hognose.
“I was extremely happy that I got to save it from the cat and got to experience this beautiful creature.”
Kenneth has been photographing his local wildlife in Scurry, Texas since 2009 and he’s not at a loss when it comes to variety.
The 24-year-old said: “You might see an animal attacking and eating another animal, an animal doing something funny, disgusting or something heartwarming.
“It’s going out into the unknown and…
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