Photo: North Carolina State Parks and Recreation

According to ABC News, parks and recreation officials in North Carolina issued a warning about a so-called “zombie snake” in the state that tends to “play dead.” The North Carolina State Parks and Recreation shared images of the eastern hognose snake on its Facebook page, warning residents to stay alert if they happen to come across the creature, which defends itself by lying on it’s back and pretending to be dead. While the snakes aren’t poisonous, they are capable of delivering a bite through a cobra-like strike, so best to keep walking past the undead! If you live in NC, click here to learn more about your native snake species to help keep them and you safe should you encounter them in the wild.

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