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RABAT, MOROCCO - APRIL 26: A snake is seen on the 6th green during Day Two of the Trophee Hassan II at Royal Golf Dar Es-Salam on April 26, 2019 in Rabat, Morocco. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

The seemingly dead snakes are very alive and ready to prank those who approach.

There are six venomous species in NC that one should fear, including rattlesnakes and copperheads.

But there’s a new snake in town that people need to be aware of.

The eastern hognose snake grows up to 4 feet and is “famous” for playing dead when the mood strikes it.

They are nonvenomous and rarely bite, but they could be brutal for the faint of heart when they come back to life.

N.C. State Parks and Recreation posted to social media photos of the snake flipped over on its back, looking perfectly dead.

Instead of watching clouds to see if we can keep weekend weather on track, let's play a game! Who is this “famous” NC...

Posted by North Carolina State Parks and Recreation on Thursday, June 6, 2019