Cobra Resembling Snake Commonly Sighted In North Carolina
While the weather is trending colder, you could still stumble upon snakes in the next few weeks. And you could see one that resembles a cobra in North Carolina. But don’t fear, cobra’s are not found in the wild in North Carolina. Well, one did escape a few years ago in Raleigh. But that’s not a common occurrence! While you won’t see a wild cobra in North Carolina, there is a snake that resembles one. It’s called the Eastern Hognose Snake. The snakes tend to lay eggs early to mid-summer with them hatching about two months later. This means now is the prime season for baby snakes.
Trust me when I say I don’t want to come up on any snake at any time. I often say I don’t like animals I’m not expecting to see. But I don’t even expect to or want to see a snake. But it’s better to see an eastern hognose than many other snakes. These are not a danger to humans or household pets and mainly consume toads. They can scare you though as they will hiss and imitate a cobra by flattening its head when feeling threatened. But more often they will just play dead. This may be the snake I relate to most, as I am also very non-confrontational.